Capita TVL workers in Bristol and Darwen set to vote on pay rise

Postal, Capita

Capita TVL workers in the North West and the South West are set to vote on a deal which could see their pay rising for the coming year.

Around 450 CWU members who are employed at Capita’s TVL offices in Bristol and Darwen could benefit from the new agreement, which would be applied from 1st April 2023.

The features of the agreement include a pay increase from £10.07 to £11.12 per hour for the year 2023 for around 300 members, and a £1,450 consolidated pay increase (pro-rata for part-timers) for members already earning above the Real Living Wage (RLW).

As a result of the deal’s conclusion, the union will now run a consultative ballot for members to have their say, the deadline for which will be 9th October.

Should the deal be ratified by the members, the pay rises and any arrears of pay will be made on October’s payday.

This latest news – which was signed off with a joint statement from CWU’s Acting Deputy General Secretary (Postal) Andy Furey and Capita Managing Director Paul Johnston – follows off the back of another substantial pay increase agreed at the company for TVL members working in the Field.

The deal, which was made in August, resulted in a general pay increase of 9.5% for Capita’s TVL 160-strong Field workers’ team, with visiting officers’ starting pay rising by 26.7% and large-scale lump sums for all workers involved.

In the joint statement, both parties said that they hope the pay agreement “will be well received”, and that they would like to thank workers for their “patience and understanding whilst these negotiations have taken place.”