GMB members at Valero Refinery in Pembroke are back in work after a dispute which lasted nearly seven weeks.
After many bitterly cold early mornings standing in the bitter cold outside the refinery where they work, Members accepted an improved offer of 74p an hour, which is around a 400% increase, from the subcontracted companies on the site but funded by Valero.
A majority of GMB’s members voted to accept the improved bonus payment.
Charlotte Brumpton-Childs, GMB organiser said: “We are incredibly proud of the strength GMB members have shown at the Valero Refinery.
“After 7 long weeks a majority of our members voted in favour of the improved offer and are glad to get back to work.
“It’s shocking that the employers waited so long to start negotiating and to put a meaningful offer on the table, but we’re glad they’ve seen sense and offered a proper offer which we understand has been funded by Valero.”