Monday, June 20, 2005

More success for the "fair share" campaign

Sunday's Herald had a review of the gains made by the "fair share" campaign. Around 20,000 workers in 170 businesses have gained pay rises of 5% or more, including engineers, supermarket workers, watersiders and (finally) bus drivers. This is compared with an average of 2.5% last year.

But union-members aren't the only people who will benefit. In a tight labour market, employers have to compete for staff, and will thus have to match these wage-rises or see people pass them by. If you get a raise this year, you'll have the CTU and EPMU to thank for it. Maybe you should think about that...