XPO drivers have become the latest to strike a significant pay increase after their union negotiated a 20% salary boost for those working on the logistics firm’s Wavin contract.

Unite said 39 drivers in Chippenham would be receiving the pay rise from this month in a one-year deal it agreed with the company.

The news follows a 17.5% pay increase the union recently negotiated with Turners (Soham) for tanker drivers on the Cargill contract in Liverpool.

GXO – formally XPO Primary Logistics – has also agreed to increase its drivers’ pay by up to 23% at sites across the UK.

And around 1,000 drivers employed by Co-op on its delivery contract are receiving a 5% pay increase backdated to February in their pay packets, with a further 5% increase payable from 1 November.

Sharon Graham, Unite general secretary, said: “This latest pay victory for the XPO drivers at Chippenham, along with other inflation-busting deals, shows that Unite’s nationwide campaign for decent pay and conditions for our HGV drivers is winning.

“After years of employers dragging their feet, and continued government complacency, union victories are forging real change across the industry.”

XPO declined to comment.

l Unite is lending its support to the Take a Break campaign by HGV drivers, which encourages them to take their statutory rest break at 11am on Monday (1 November) to highlight how safety, decency and dignity must be restored to the profession.