POST OFFICE: PAY 2022/23 – ACAS TALKS
Further to LTB 334/22 dated 12thAugust.
Branches are advised Post Office has today improved the pay offer for 2022/23 during the course of our discussions at Acas. The revised offer, which has been rejected as being inadequate due to the cost of living emergency is:
- 5% pay increase (up from the previous offer of 3%) for all grades from 1st April 2022 flowing through to all allowances and overtime rates
- £500 one-off lump sum (unconsolidated) for all grades (including part-timers) presented by Post Office as being in recognition of the escalating cost of living.
The above development is evidently progress, nevertheless we remain in dispute over the pay freeze position for 2021/22. In overall terms, the offer is insufficient for what amounts to a two year period. In simple terms, the offer is not even half the current rate of inflation (RPI for July was 12.3%), which is forecast to continue rising in the coming months; hence the reason for rejecting the improved offer.
Post Office has also agreed to meet again at Acas next week at a date and time to be confirmed. Hopefully further progress can be made.
I would encourage Reps and Branches to bring this latest position to the attention of our Post Office members.
Further developments will be reported.