Diageo staff accept new three-year pay deal with rise

Members of Unite have accepted a three-year pay deal from Diageo.

By Jamie Callaghan
Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 10:20 am
The Diageo plant in Leven.
The Diageo plant in Leven.

Diageo workers who are members of Unite make up about 500 of the 3000 strong workforce in distilleries and bottling plants across Scotland.

The three year deal ending in 2024 includes a three per cent increase to pay covering the last financial year, and then an average of inflation in year two, capped at 3.5 per cent.

The deal will end with an average of inflation in year three, capped at 3.5 per cent.Bob MacGregor, Unite industrial officer, said: "The deal is a three year commitment which ensures our members' pay does not fall below the cost of living. It’s an excellent result for our members who have continued to work tirelessly throughout the pandemic boosting Diageo’s profits. This agreement sets a benchmark for the drinks industry in Scotland which is recovering following the onset of the pandemic and the recent suspension of US tariffs.”