Union seeks urgent meeting with management to sort way forward

Tim Lezard

Post OfficeUnite members working in the Post Office have rejected the company’s pay proposals.

The union is seeking an urgent meeting with management, after its 900 members took part in a ballot over pay.

Unite officer for the Communication Mangers Association (CMA) Brian Scott said: “Unite members have clearly indicated that the proposals by the company are unacceptable. We will now be seeking further meetings with the Post Office to discuss its approach to pay.

“We hope that the company will recognise the feelings of our members and will respond positively with an improved offer recognising the contribution Unite members make to the Post Office.

“Our members have made it clear to us that it is not only the Post Office proposal that is unacceptable, but the way the employer has handled it.  The heavy-handed approach of the Post Office has not gone down well with our members. Their approach to pay adversely affects our members’ pensions and this is not acceptable

“Unite is seeking to meet again with the company as a matter of urgency to find a solution to this issue that remains outstanding from 1 July 2012 when the pay award was due.”

The Post Office pay proposal, which was due on 1 July 2012, was for a three-year unconsolidated (non pensionable) lump sum payment, an average of seven per cent of pay in the first year and five per cent of pay in the following two years in the Post Office Crown Network and an average of 2.5 per cent of pay for two years for the other two groups.

These proposals were overwhelmingly rejected by Unite members.

 

 


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