13th April 2022
CAPITA TVL: PAY NEGOTIATIONS – COST OF LIVING CRISIS
Further to LTB163/22 dated 6th April.
Branches are advised that earlier this week a meeting was held with our Capita Reps, all of whom fully support the Postal Executive policy of rejecting the inadequate pay offer previously made by Capita.
As a consequence and following today’s inflation announcement in which RPI rose to 9% for March, I have taken the initiative to write to Paul Johnston, TVL Managing Director, urging him to make a more realistic pay offer that recognises the cost of living crisis.
The case for our members to receive a much improved offer is exceptionally strong particularly as predictions from all respected forecasters indicate that inflation is likely to continue to rise in the coming months. It should also be borne in mind that many of our members who are in receipt of the Real Living Wage are on just £9.90 per hour, which is a poor wage especially in today’s environment.
I am clear that Capita TVL can do much better by its employees whose efforts throughout the pandemic have contributed to the recent renewal of the BBC Contract for a further five years. Our members clearly deserve to share in this success.
Further developments will be reported.
Andy Furey Assistant Secretary