GXO Iceland workers in Swindon secure pay deal

Swindon, UK: GXO warehouse staff working at sites in Swindon on a contract for Iceland have secured an improved pay deal following industrial action around Christmas.

Employees will receive a 6% pay increase on basic pay, and associated rises in overtime and unsocial pay backdated to 1 March 2023. They are also receiving a further increase of 5.3% on basic pay, overtime and unsocial shift pay backdated to 1 January 2024.

There are also increases in incentives for working in the freezer section of the warehouse, chiller section and ambient sections. Workers willing to work flexibly at the different storage sites in Swindon will receive higher pay rates. Unite says it has ensured that backdated pay will be paid at the earliest opportunity.

Unite members among the workforce had previously rejected a two-year pay deal, claiming that it was below inflation. Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “This is a great win for GXO’s workers and for Unite. I congratulate all our members at GXO on the grit and determination in their fight for better pay.” 

A GXO spokesperson told the Swindon Advertiser: “We are pleased that Unite members have accepted the baseline pay offer we put forward in December 2023, alongside a change in the way the proposed incentive payment will be paid to colleagues working in the cold store, chill and ambient sections.”