91% of PCS members have voted to accept the company’s pay offer for 2019.
The final result was as follows.
Q1. "The PCS Group Executive Committee recommends acceptance of the 2019 pay offer.
Do you support the GEC recommendation to accept the 2019 pay offer as outlined in Pay Brief 18.19?"
YES to accept 91%
NO to reject 9%
The company has been notified of the outcome.
The company has been notified of the outcome and PCS have been advised that they are arranging with payroll for pay increases to be paid in January. Adjustments for variable pay elements will follow in February.
The GEC would like to thank all members who took the time and effort to participate in this and the previous ballots and make their views known to us.
While we have reached a settlement on this occasion we very much appreciate the feedback from our members at the ballot and pay meetings we have held this year.
The offer, effective from 1 April 2019 is as follows:
- The lowest paid members will move to £20,000 within 2 years (an increase of 15.5% for some)
- Front line managers / Team leaders will move to £25,000 within 2 years
- All employees outside the above will receive a 2.5% increase consolidated to 1 April 2019 and then a further increase of 2.25% on 1 April 2020.
The mechanism to move members to £20,000 and £25,000 will be to split the difference between their current salary and the proposed new minimums across 2 years.
e.g. 1. Employee on £17,630 per annum will see their salary increase to £18,815 (increase of £1185) consolidated to 1 April 2019 date and then a further increase of £1185 on 1 April 2020 which will take them to £20,000.
e.g. 2. Team Leader on £22,000 per annum will see their salary increase to £23,500 (increase of £1500) consolidated to 1 April 2019 date and then a further increase of £1500 on 1 April 2020 which will take them to £25,000.
All increases are consolidated and pensionable.
Due to the pay deal being over two years and the setting of these new minimums Atos have agreed to look at the standard list of exclusions and work with PCS to verify whether it makes sense to exclude them from the proposed increases based on the overall aspiration.
We are awaiting confirmation from Atos on when this meeting will take place and will report back to you once it has. If you are worried that you may be excluded from the pay offer and have not already done so, then please talk to your rep ahead of our meeting with Atos and we will raise your concerns.
One final thing that Atos agreed to at the last negotiation meeting was that we commence regular quarterly meetings between both the company and PCS starting in the New Year. Our reps will be in touch ahead of the first meeting to ask what questions you would like us to put to the company on your behalf.