Portsmouth MMD workers reach deal with firm over contracts row
AN agreement has been reached in the dispute over workers' contracts at Portsmouth shipping firm MMD.
Company bosses say they are ‘pleased’ negotiations with Unison have resulted in a deal that removes the threat of industrial action, and sets out an agreement for the next two years.
In a joint statement with MMD, Unison says members working at MMD have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the offer – though details have not been revealed.
A raft of other measures has also been agreed, say MMD officials, that will help ensure the long-term future of the company at the port as it looks to adapt to ‘competitive and changing market conditions’.
It comes after a three-day strike over changes in workers’ duties was called off last month so negotiations could be carried out.