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Dear GMB Member

GMB Scotland in Bakkavor – 2017/18 Pay Offer Consultative Ballot Result

Following the close of GMB Scotland’s workplace consultative ballot over Bakkavor’s 2017/18 pay offer (Sunday 12 November), I can confirm the following results:

· Accept 200
· Reject 74
· Spoiled 2

GMB members have accepted the employer’s offer by a clear majority of 72 per cent.

To re-cap, this delivers:

· A 2.4% pay increase on the basic rate of pay;
· An annual £70 Christmas bonus (subject to tax) fully enshrined into your terms and conditions (subject to qualifying criteria);
· A new anniversary date for the implementation of your future pay deals, moving from June to April.
· No deductions or reductions to your sick pay entitlement.

This is the best offer ever delivered by a trade union in Bakkavor and gives us a strong platform for further growth and the defence of your interests. With fresh pay talks now scheduled to begin early in the New Year, there’s never been a better time to join GMB.

I’d like to thank you for your determination and resolve throughout this process, ensuring your employer came back to the negotiating table with us to improve their offer. The work doesn’t stop – we still have much to do – but we have made significant progress.

As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your local GMB shop stewards via email at or call 07920 388108.

David Hume
GMB Scotland Organiser