400 workers have secured a major pay victory today, it has been confirmed. 

Unite the union have said that hundreds of warehouse workers and distribution drivers employed by Brake Brothers in Newhouse, Motherwell, will see pay increases between 19.3 and 23.2 per cent on the basic hourly wage.

Alongside the deal, employees have also secured a £300 December bonus, and access to an attendance bonus payment of £750.

The whole pay package is worth over £6,000 for the duration of the agreement.

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Unite general secretary Sharon Graham, said: “The Brake Brothers wage deal is an excellent example of how is Unite negotiating a substantial pay increase for our members. Some workers will receive a rise of up to 23.2 per cent.

"Unite does what it says on the tin, we deliver better jobs, pay and conditions for our members.”

Brake Brothers provides wholesale food distribution services from the Newhouse facility to the hospitality and retail sectors.

A significant proportion of the company’s work comes from government based contracts to Scottish prisons, schools and social care homes.

Unite has agreed to work with Brake Brothers on its development plans which would see an additional £10m invested on a site extension for 2026. The investment is designed to extend the Newhouse facility by 50,000 square feet to enable the company’s growth in Scotland and could see the creation of up to 100 new jobs.

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Unite industrial officer Pat McIlvogue, said: “Unite is delighted to deliver a major pay victory for over 400 workers at Brake Brothers. The pay offer was made following constructive negotiations with the company after our emphatic mandate for industrial action at the Newhouse facility. 

“Unite will also work with Brake Brothers on its proposals to secure £10m of investment into an extension of the facility which could create a further 100 jobs on site.”

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