BT Group - Pay 2014
CWU Recommends 33 Month Pay Agreement
3 July 2014
Following a set of detailed and protracted negotiations, the CWU has secured a final pay offer from the BT which the CWU BT Committee have agreed to recommend to members in a consultative ballot.
The final pay offer is as follows:
- A 2.0% increase to base pay plus a flat rate increase of £200 from 1 April 2014 all of which will be fully consolidated and pensionable.
- A further 2.5% increase to base pay from both 1st April 2015 and 1 April 2016 also fully consolidated and pensionable.
- A permanent change to the annual pay review moving it to 1 January. This will be introduced from 1 January 2017.
- The above pay awards will flow through to all allowances which automatically increase with pay including the pay and pension supplement. For those allowances linked to a percentage of base pay then the increase will flow through automatically and those which are a lump sum will increase by 2.7% from 1 April 2014.
- If RPI is below 2% or above 3% in February 2015 or February 2016 this will act as a trigger for both sides to meet to discuss the impact and agree to seek an optimum position.
Members should note that the £200 is not a lump sum but fully consolidated which is more beneficial in the long term as it is integrated into base pay. This agreement therefore means that our members will receive between a minimum of 2.5% to 3.2% from 1 April 2014, which is both above inflation and average pay settlements in the UK. The CWU’s negotiating team is convinced that this offer is the best that can be achieved and this view has been endorsed by the CWU BT Committee. Whilst it provides BT with three years of wage stability it also more importantly provides certainty to our members throughout that period.
The offer will therefore be put to all affected members in a consultative ballot which will begin next week with the result known in time to be implemented in the July payroll and backdated to 1 April 2014 if accepted by members. Details of the ballot will be published as soon as they are finalised.