ENGINEERING construction workers across the country have narrowly voted in favour of the latest pay offer under the Naeci 'Blue Book' agreement.
But some workers are now demanding a recount after the offer was agreed by a margin of only 22 votes.
A source at electrical and engineering union Amicus said: 'The vote has been very tight and on Monday it looked like it had gone down by 300 votes.
'But a few more sites have been counted now and it looks to have gone the other way, which has upset a few people.' Employers at the Engineering Construction Industry Association have offered a 3.5 per cent increase over the next year.
They have also sounded the death knell for the Naeci by stating: 'Although we have given strong support to the Naeci in the past, we no longer believe it can provide a viable basis for industry employment relations beyond April 2007.'