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XPO HGV drivers see pay lift

29 October 2021

39 XPO drivers working on the Wavin contract in Chippenham, Wiltshire have received a 20% increase in a one-year deal starting this month, says Unite, the union.

Tanker drivers employed by Turners (Soham) on the Cargill contract in Liverpool secured a 17.5% pay deal and there has been an up to 23% pay increase for drivers employed by GXO, formally XPO Primary Logistics, at sites across the UK. 

Also, about 1,000 HGV drivers employed by the Co-op on its delivery contract will receive a 5% pay increase backdated to February and a further 5% increase payable from 1 November 2021.

Unite regional officer Tony Hulbert said: “Our members, who deliver supply plastic moulded piping and drainage to building merchants, have been underpaid for many years and this pay increase proves that fact. Now, at Chippenham, standing together they have fought and won a significant pay increase – and not before time.”

Unite is lending its support to the Take a Break campaign on Monday (1 November) by HGV drivers for safety, decency and dignity to be restored.