O2 members overwhelmingly accept pay deal
12th July 2012
Members in mobile company Telefónica O2 have voted overwhelmingly to accept a pay offer amounting to 2.87% over two instalments in 2012 in an online consultative ballot which closed today (Thursday).
Of those taking part in the ballot, 89 per cent voted in favour
of the deal which is worth 2.75 per cent fully consolidated - and
back-dated to April 2012 - and a further 0.25% increase in October
2012. Members rejected the company's previous two-year offer of
an unconsolidated 2.75% for 2012 and 2.5% for 2013 back in April
this year, which forced O2 to return to negotiations and present an
Commenting on the ballot result, CWU assistant
secretary Sally Bridge, said: "Having
recommended that the membership accept this pay offer, I am
delighted that such a large majority agreed.
"These negotiations were particularly tough and protracted,
but we stood our ground and fought for what the members told us
they wanted. Having managed to move the company from a position of
an unacceptably low pay offer spread over two years to a much
better one-year deal, we are pleased that our members will finally
get their well-deserved pay rise."
The electronic ballot for CWU members in O2 was run by Popularis between June 29 and 12 July. The turnout was 48 per cent with 89 per cent voting yes and 11 per cent voting no with no spoiled ballots.
For more information visit O2 Pay briefings 2012.