Post Office Crown Offices Pay Offer Rejected By Union
Andy Furey, CWU Assistant Secretary has written to all Postal Branches to advise of the latest in the national talks on pay 2016:
The CWU submitted a pay claim on 6th January for a one-year unconditional pay increase for Crown members of at least 1.9%, to achieve parity with year three of the three year pay agreement reached in December 2014 for members working in Admin & Supply Chain.
The first meeting to discuss Crown Office pay was eventually held on Friday 6th May, some four months after our pay claim letter was sent to Paula Vennells, Chief Executive. During the meeting, the following pay offer was tabled by Roger Gale, Crown General Manager, on behalf of the Post Office:
Three conditions were placed on the financial offer above and these are as follows:
The offer was immediately rejected by our negotiating team as it is unacceptable to have to wait a further year for the 0.9% and there is no guarantee this would be honoured anyway due to the associated conditionality. The Postal Executive endorsed this position, and a formal letter has been sent to the Post Office explaining the reasons for the rejection of the pay offer.
On a positive note, a further pay meeting is due to take place on Friday 27th May when hopefully progress can be made.