Pay rise for Grangemouth whisky workers

Workers at whisky giant Whyte and Mackay’s Grangemouth bottling plant are celebrating after union Unite secured a “significant” pay rise for them.

Employees at the purpose built production and distribution facility in South Lumley Street will benefit from an above inflation pay rise for the next three years, which also includes the pay out of a five per cent company bonus.

The firm has also pledged to become a Real Living Wage employer and make a number of improvements to the terms of conditions of around 200 workers across its sites in Grangemouth, Invergordon and Dalmore.

Union Unite has secured a significant pay rise for workers at Whyte and Mackay's Grangemouth bottling plant

Bob Macgregor, Unite industrial officer, said: “The above inflation wage rise over three years is a significant result for workers based at Whyte and Mackay’s sites in Scotland.

“We are also delighted that the company has also confirmed their commitment to being a Real Living Wage employer. We hope other drinks industry firms take a leaf out of Whyte and Mackay’s books by properly rewarding their workforces.”

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