An inflation-busting pay rise of 19% for Carntyne Transport HGV drivers has been secured by trade union Unite Scotland.

It means the dispute between the union and the Glasgow-based logistics firm, which is part of the Russell Group, is settled and ends threats of strike action after the haulier apparently refused to improve upon a pay offer, which Unite said would take HGV drivers’ pay to £13.72 an hour.

The improved pay deal means a 19% rise of basic hourly pay, as well as a premium on every hour for those working over nine hours a day of up to 35%.

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Unite said it represented a basic hourly wage increase from £12.60 to £15.00, and after nine hours from £12.60 to £17.00.

“This deal is yet another example of our members fighting back and driving-up standards across the logistics industry,” said Unite general secretary Sharon Graham.

Linda Pollock-Wilson, the union’s industrial officer, said: “We have managed to secure a minimum £15 an hour for HGV drivers, which was our objective, and a significant increase for other workers including cask handlers, forklift drivers and shunters.”

Carntyne did not respond as we went to press.