Royal Mail have announced that following further talks, it has reached a negotiators agreement with Unite on the 2015 and 2016 pay awards for junior and middle managers in Royal Mail Group (excluding Parcelforce). This puts an end (at least temporarily) to work to rule disruption by Royal Mail employees.
The pay offer is subject to a ballot by Unite members. The union will recommend that its members accept the pay offer. The pay offer is:
- 1.6 per cent increase to basic pay, flowing through to allowances, regional pay and overtime from September 2015;
- A further 1.3 per cent applied on the same basis from September 2016
- Managers in HRS and broadband grades will have their pay awards appliedusing the standard practice for those populations.
- If the August 2016 RPI figure is outside the range of 1.05 per cent to 1.55 per cent, either party may seek further discussions for the September 2016 pay award.
- The next pay review will be due in September 2017
Unite has suspended its work to rule, overtime ban and other potential industrial action with immediate effect. Unite will be putting the proposed agreement to its members in a ballot as soon as arrangements can be made.
Good news for everyone involved in ecommerce – the last thing we want after the uncertainty of the EU Referendum is a disruption to postal services over the summer months.