POST OFFICE: TWO YEAR PAY AGREEMENT – 98% YES VOTE
Further to LTB 600/18 dated 22nd October, I am pleased to advise Branches that our Post Office members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the 2 year Pay Agreement 2018 & 2019. We will be writing directly to our members via home addresses to inform them of the ballot result which is as follows:
|YES VOTES in favour of the pay agreement||1378||98%|
|NO VOTES against the agreement||28||2%|
The positive ballot result means members will receive, with their December salaries, the consolidated pay rise of 2.8% and all arrears including allowances and overtime backdated to 1st April 2018. It should be noted that the arrears will be paid in December as a consequence of the changes arising from the new Salary Exchange Collective Agreement and associated increases to pension contributions (where applicable) which are being undertaken with November salaries.
As part of the Pay Agreement, there is a joint commitment to negotiate a new Incentive Scheme for Crown Office members and in this regard I can report negotiations will commence in earnest on Tuesday 13th November.
Obviously our members within Post Office face extremely challenging times, not least due to the Post Office’s latest attack on Crown Offices and jobs with the announcement of the franchising of 74 Crowns to WHSmith. All Postal Branches will be provided with an update on this matter, including our political campaigning, at the National Briefing in London tomorrow (refer to LTB 615/18 dated 1st November).