Soho Images dispute solved

Less midnight oil will be burned in Soho during the overtime ban

Members voted to accept the management offer

Industrial action at Soho Images is over following an overwhelming vote to accept management proposals.

In a consultative ballot members voted by 91% to accept the management offer, with a 82.5% turnout.

The proposals were brokered at ACAS, but it required a number of meetings to resolve a sick pay issue.

The deal is for two years, with a 3% salary increase from 1 July 2006, 1% over the original offer, and 3% from 1 July 2007.

Supervisory Official Rob Newland said: "We all hope the damage done to industrial relations at Images can be repaired in what will hopefully be a stable period".

10 March 2007