Kone lift workers win after six week strike

Kone lift workers have won a 16% pay rise after a six-week campaign.

About 200 Kone employees voted to accept in principle the much-improved company offer.

The breakthrough came after ETU and AMWU members took five four-day and one six-day stoppages over six weeks.

Workers will soon receive a 5% increase in pay backdated to March, with instalments of 4.5%, 4.5% and 2% to follow annually.

Other notable gains include: employer super contributions rise to 12.25%; all allowances increase in line with pay; vehicle allowance paid to all with Kone vehicles; and significant increases to site allowance.

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