BT Pay Campaign 2010

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BT Pay 2010 - Final Offer

15 July 2010

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Following the Branch Forum on 8 July 2010 concerning the BT Pay Review 2010, the T&FS Executive have met and agreed to recommend BTís final offer to members.

BTís final offer for pay increases for all Team Member NewGRID grades is as follows:

  • A 3% consolidated and fully pensionable increase to base pay which will flow through to pay-related allowances, including the pay and pension supplement, backdated to 1 January 2010, for all employees in post at the point of implementation which we expect to be August 2010.
  • A 3% consolidated and fully pensionable increase to base pay which will flow through to pay-related allowances, including the pay and pension supplement, from 1 January 2011.
  • A 3% consolidated and fully pensionable increase to base pay which will flow through to pay-related allowances, including the pay and pension supplement, from 1 January 2012. For this part of the review only should the November 2011 RPI (published in December 2011) be above 3.2% or below 2.5% then both sides agree to meet and to discuss the impact of this and seek to agree an optimum position. Both parties agree to enter into these discussions to seek to ensure that the impact of a volatile RPI is mitigated, both for the business and employees.

Following the above measures the next Pay Review date will be 1 April 2013.

The offer is fully consolidated and pensionable and it provides a 9.3% increase to basic pay over three years. The increase in the maximum pay rate is set out in the table below for selected NewGRID grades:

BT Pay Offer 2010 Ė Effect on Current Maximum Pay Rates
Grade current maximum pay rate 3% from April 2010 backdated to Jan 2010 3% from Jan 2011 3% from Jan 2012 % increase over 3 years to 31 March 2013 increase in salary over 3 years to 31 March 2013
D1 £33,579 £34,586 £35,624 £36,693 9.3% £3,114
C3 £30,299 £31,208 £32,144 £33,109 9.3% £2,810
C2 £28,308 £29,157 £30,032 £30,933 9.3% £2,625
C1 £25,558 £26,325 £27,114 £27,928 9.3% £2,370
B2 £23,594 £24,302 £25,031 £25,782 9.3% £2,188
B1 £20,889 £21,516 £22,161 £22,826 9.3% £1,937
B1CC £20,530 £21,146 £21,780 £22,434 9.3% £1,904
A2 £18,244 £18,791 £19,355 £19,936 9.3% £1,692
A2CC £16,926 £17,434 £17,957 £18,495 9.3% £1,569
A1 £14,197 £14,623 £15,062 £15,513 9.3% £1,316

The offer is within the top range of pay settlements in April as recorded by Incomes Data Services (IDS Pay Report July 2010).

Andy Kerr, Deputy General Secretary (T&FS), said:

"We will be making arrangements to hold a consultative ballot of our affected members and information regarding the timetable will follow."

"Although our ballot for strike action was ultimately withdrawn, feedback from members and branches indicated that there was overwhelming support in favour of a yes vote. Combined with our clear commitment to re-ballot in the absence of an improved offer, this would have played a major part in BTís decision to invite us back to the negotiating table with a significantly improved pay offer."