The CWU is close to finalising a new enterprise agreement for members in Kordia Maritime Safety Communications System (Kordia MSCS) after a long period of negotiations.
The current Kordia Maritime agreement reached its nominal expiry date in June last year and bargaining has been ongoing since that time.
The new agreement is set to close the pay gap created by that delay, with payrises backdated to 1 July 2015.
The proposed agreement will deliver two rises of 4% per annum for 2015-16 and 2016-17 together with improvements to annual leave loading.
The CWU anticipates that the new agreement will be ready to go out to employees for approval in the next few weeks.