IAC Solihull strike to cause JLR and BMW interior shortages - The Solihull Observer

IAC Solihull strike to cause JLR and BMW interior shortages

Solihull Editorial 6th Oct, 2023   0

NEARLY 250 workers at International Automotive Components (IAC) in Solihull will go on indefinite strike over pay next week.

They have rejected a six per cent increase that would take their hourly rate to £11.11.

Other workers who are paid more for their roles have also rejected staggered offers of six, seven and eight per cent.

The workers will begin indefinite strike action on Thursday October 12.

The factory produces dashboards and door, roof and boot interiors. The strike action will cause shortages for JLR and BMW.

American-owned IAC brings in billions of pounds per year.

The company brought in global revenues of £2.4 billion in 2021, including £221 million from the UK.

Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said: “IAC generates huge profits and pays its workers poverty wages. The pay offer is completely unacceptable and is a real terms pay cut.

“Unite never tolerates attacks on our members’ jobs, pay or conditions and IAC’s Solihull workforce will receive their union’s total backing as they fight for a fair pay rise.”


Unite regional officer Jason Richards said: “IAC has the ability to pay and that is what needs to happen. Strike action, and the resultant disruption to JLR and BMW’s supply chains, can be avoided but for that to happen, IAC must put forward an acceptable offer.”


A spokesperson from IAC group said: “We are currently working with the local union representatives to develop a fair and balanced agreement to support employees.

“Out of respect for the process, we will not comment on the status or progress of negotiations.”


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