Resounding ‘YES’ to SPS pay offer worth a minimum of 10.1% for all

Telecoms & Financial Services, SPS


Members working for SPS in BT mailrooms have voted by nine-to-one to accept fully consolidated pay rises worth 13.5% for those paid under £11 an hour – and 10.1% for everyone else.

An impressive 90% of those participating in a consultative ballot which closed this morning (Wednesday) gave their unequivocal endorsement to the CWU-brokered deal which applies to all those whose roles are in scope of the Recognition Agreement for the purpose of collective bargaining on pay.

Thanking all those who participated in the poll, CWU national officer Tracey Fussey told CWU News: “As members will be aware, SPS took the decision to apply the uplift to the Government’s confusingly re-branded ‘Living Wage’ (actually the legal minimum wage) early, resulting an increase to £10.42 that was paid to eligible employees from January 1 this year rather than in April as required by law.

“As such, the pay offer is inclusive of the Living Wage, which has already been paid, and represents the total award.

Praising members for their  “patience and support throughout the negotiations”, Tracey concludes: “There’s no doubt in my mind that this is the very best deal achievable through negotiations alone – and the national negotiating team is pleased  we’ve been able to agree increases that will make a substantial financial difference to our members.”