The Unite members working for Kaefer and Altrad Babcock are demanding a local bonus under the terms of the NAECI agreement “in recognition of flexibility and work being undertaken to assist with the delivery of a new manufacturing plant.”
The plant is owned by Royal DSM and the new facility will manufacture a product known as Bovaer which is used as a methane-reducing feed additive for cows and other animals.
Siobhan McCready, Unite industrial officer, said: “Unite’s members working for Altrad and Kaefer are angry at being denied a local bonus.
“DSM is also in the process of building a new plant in Dalry worth an estimated £100m, and the workers have shown incredible flexibility and regularly turn out at short notice.
“The workers feel completely