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14 April 2010

Members at Siemens have voted overwhelmingly to accept a revised pay offer to resolve their dispute.

siemens logoSiemens headquartersMembers' vote has resolved the pay dispute at Siemens. Pic: Tony Scott. 

In the consultative ballot that closed today (Wednesday 14 April) 89.9 per cent of members opted to accept the revised pay deal. The figure opposed was 11.1 per cent.  
"Members have voted to accept the pay offer and therefore this resolves the outstanding trade dispute and the industrial action ballot is now null and void," confirmed national official, Suresh Chawla.

Staff at Siemens will now receive a consolidated flat rate payment of £300 (pro-rata for part-time staff) and arrangements will be made to follow through on discussions about performance related pay.

Last month, Siemens staff voted by a majority of 80 per cent in favour of strike action to pursue their dispute. However, management's acceptance of the union's invitation to further talks secured an improved pay offer.  
Members will be consulted again as the talks on PRP progress.