Following the recent Council Meeting and the discussion on the above a settlement was reached with the Union Side on the 22nd June 2016 please find attached for your consideration the fundamentals are:-
a) An increase in basic rates of 2.5% from Monday 25 July 2016. (Delayed from 27 June to 25 July - with no back-dating).
b) An increase in basic rates of 2.75% from Monday 26 June 2017.
c) An increase in Industry Sick Pay to £118.00 per week from 25 July 2016.
d) An increase in life cover to £32,500 from 1 August 2016. (at no cost to employers).
e) Am increases in fare and travel allowances from 1 August 2016.
f) Fare and travel allowances to be measured in miles and not kilometres.
g) Industry holidays increased from 21 to 22 days from 2017.
h) Some re-grading was also agreed as detailed below. We are working on publishing a revised Working Rule Agreement Prior to 1 August detailing all changes and prior to that I will circulate a summary paper of all changes.