Industrial dispute at API Foils resolved

Posted on 18 Jun 2012

Weeks of industrial action at API Foils in Livingston have ended.

The dispute between trade union members and API Foils’ board began after the company, which makes packaging materials, removed union activists’ facilities and changed employees’ terms and conditions of employment.

After a week of meetings, on Friday the company has pledged to respect the collective bargaining agreement it has with Unite, the UK’s largest trade union. It will now enter consultation with the union over employees’ terms and conditions of employment.

In addition employees will receive a 1% increase on basic pay from July 1, 2012.

Unite regional officer, Gillian McKay, said: “I am delighted that this dispute is finally over and our members are absolutely delighted with the outcome.”

Chris Flynn