Pay deal at ISS

Telecoms & Financial Services

Discussions with ISS on the 2019 pay review covering all  BTFS transfers had just concluded with an agreement.

Delivered after urgent talks, the company’s final offer will see those on the Real Living Wage get an increase to £9 per hour, backdated to June 1.

For those currently earning more than the living wage , an increase of 2.5 per cent will be applied to the currently hourly rate, with a minimum pay rate of £9 backdated to June 1.

Assistant secretary Sally Bridge explains: “Due to the fact that the majority of our members now no longer have work email addresses or mobiles, this year we have written to members informing them of the final offer, which will be implemented at the earliest opportunity.

“We will be reviewing consultative arrangements for next year’s pay review  – as obviously it is important to the CWU that members are given the opportunity to cast their verdict on any pay offer we have brokered with the company.

“Given the exceptional circumstances that have arisen this year, however – with all of the issues we have been dealing with post-TUPE, and the impracticability of holding a ballot within a reasonable timescale – the National Team has agreed that delivering this pay settlement immediately is the best course of action.

“The National Team is satisfied that this is a settlement that stacks up extremely well against industry standards – and we hope that members agree.”