Warehouse staff working at retail organisation TJ Morris, which operates as Home Bargains, have voted to accept a 15% pay deal.
The accepted deal, announced by trade union Unite on 13 February 2020, will affect the pay of 900 employees. It also includes changes to shift patterns and working hours, aimed at providing staff with a better work-life balance.
The employees concerned are employed in various warehouse roles at the organisation’s regional distribution centre in Liverpool.
Steve Gerrard, regonal officer at Unite, said: “This pay award is excellent news for our hard working members. The award demonstrates that management at TJ Morris values the contribution our members give to the business and rewards our members for their commitment and hard work.
“The positive approach of TJ Morris, [which] placed significant emphasis on the work-life balance [aspect] of the pay deal, was highly refreshing. The pay deal not only increases workers’ pay, but also provides them with a shorter working week.
“Unite enjoys a good working relationship with TJ Morris and this deal demonstrates what can be achieved when employers engage with unions.”