Trade union secure pay increase above inflation for Anglian Water workers
PUBLISHED: 16:01 13 May 2019 | UPDATED: 16:01 13 May 2019
Thousands of Anglian Water workers across the region are set to receive a 3% pay increase this year after a deal was secured by the Unite trade union.
This means a typical Suffolk worker at the company is in line to get a £750 pay rise.
The workforce also secured a 3 per cent pay increase in 2018 meaning that over the course of two years a typical workers' pay increased by around £1500.
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The pay deal covers about 2,500 front line staff working for Anglian Water across the east of England.
Unite regional officer Adam Oakes said: "Thousands of workers across the east of England are getting an inflation beating increase this year on top of a significant pay increase last year.
"At a time of economic uncertainty it pays to have a trade union in the workplace negotiating pay.
"The deal makes a big difference to workers at Anglian Water by helping them to keep up with the rising cost of living.
"Unite's representatives at the company have done a great job to have negotiated a good pay deal in difficult circumstances."