September 17th, 2007

Pots & Kettles

Posted in The Job - General by 200

After last year’s debacle over the police pay award the government are still trying to renage on the long-standing pay scheme instigated by Lord Scarman in the early 80s.

We’re being offered a pay rise of 2.325% but are claiming 3.94%.

We should receive our pay rise in September. Last year it was months late & we’re not getting it again this September either due to ‘negotiations’ which have broken down and are going to arbitration.

The government doesn’t always support ‘inflation-busting’ pay caps, only last December they called for a 66% pay rise…for themselves. 

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  1. Mousie says:

    We’re in exactly the same position.

    We should have had our payrise back in April, but because the government “awarded” us what was essentially a payCUT there have been ongoing negotiations which have left us waiting indefinitely.

    Worse still, it looks like the unions are going to back down and accept a crap offer after all.

    The rise was originally meant to be staged (1.5% in April and 1% in November). Now it looks like we’ll be lucky to have anything by November.

    Nothing like valuing your staff is there? And this is nothing like valuing your staff…

    September 17th, 2007 at 18:57

  2. annette says:

    At Asda, we have had such low pay rises, we went down to the minimum wage.
    Work that one out!

    September 18th, 2007 at 10:01

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