POST OFFICE: FORMAL SUBMISSION OF PAY CLAIM – 1ST APRIL 2021
Following our Post Office members’ 97% Yes vote in favour of the one year pay agreement from 1st April 2020 (refer to LTB 139/21), the Postal Executive has now formally endorsed this year’s pay claim letter. The pay claim, covering all Post Office members, is for a single year from 1st April 2021 and has a number of key elements as follows:
- 3% pay increase to basic pensionable pay flowing through to all elements of pay-bill
- A one hour reduction in the working week from 35 to 34 hours net
- Improvements to Employer Contributions to the DC pension scheme and a proposal to set up a Working Group with the aim of establishing a CDC pension scheme for the future (in line with conference policy)
- Harmonisation of annual leave entitlements.
A balanced package of benefits would make for a better settlement and will be more attractive to our members than just a standard pay increase, hence the inclusion of the various elements above.
In order to make early progress, we have offered Post Office management a number of meeting dates in late April as our aspiration on behalf of our members is to reach an early settlement if possible.
Branches are urged to bring this LTB to the attention of our Post Office members. Further developments will be reported.