23rd March 2022
CAPITA TVL: COST OF LIVING CRISIS – IMPROVED PAY OFFER REJECTED
Further to LTB129/22 dated 21st March. I am now in a position to report the headlines of the revised pay offer made by Capita TVL which has been considered by the Postal Executive earlier today. Due to the paucity of the offer, the Postal Executive unanimously supported the recommendation to reject. The key headlines are:
Members earning above the Real Living Wage
a 3% pay increase to cover the 3 month period from 1st January to 31st March 2022 (this is conditional on moving the pay review date to 1st April 2023).
a further 1% increase with effect from 1st April 2022 which would provide for a 4% pay increase for 12 months.*
*The previously rejected offer was a mere 1.5% from 1st January (for 3 months) increasing to 3% from 1st April (for 12 months).
Real Living Wage –Capita Group’s policy is to apply the Living Wage Foundation’s recommendation, meaning members earning the RLW will receive an increase from 1st April 2022 from £9.50 to £9.90 per hour. This equates to a 4.2% pay rise.
We have written to Paul Johnston, Managing Director, TVL, to advise him of the Postal Executive policy whilst urging him to improve the pay offer. This is necessary as we are in the midst of a cost of living crisis, with RPI inflation having risen to 8.2% for February.
It follows the rejected pay offer equates to less than 50% of current inflation, which is obviously not good enough. We have also written directly to our TVL members to advise them of the situation and this letter is attached for information.
Further developments will be reported.
Andy Furey Assistant Secretary