Fact Service September 2019

Issue 36

Rolls-Royce recognition

A landmark agreement has been signed by aerospace group Rolls-Royce and the Unite general union. The agreement covers 1,700 managers at Rolls-Royce’s campus in Derby and Hucknall. 

It is the first such agreement for management levels at Rolls-Royce in Derby and Unite is expecting to roll the agreement out to other UK sites in the coming months.

It gives Unite collective bargaining and consultation rights for the Derby group of factories and opens discussions regarding the 13 other sites alongside recruitment and organising, which the union hopes will culminate in a UK-wide recognition agreement for Rolls Royce managers.

The agreement was signed in Derby by Unite’s regional secretary Paresh Patel and Andrew Page, head of employment relations for civil aerospace, of Rolls-Royce.

Patel said: “After careful consideration managers decided that they needed a collective voice to support their employment relationship with the company.”