RMT Rejects Below-Inflation EDF Powerlink Pay Offer

We note that EDF has made an offer to settle the Wages and Supervisory Grades pay claim for 2011 of:

  • Year 1 with effect from 1st April 2011 an increase in basic salaries and associated allowances of 4.5%
  • Years 2 to 5 inclusive with effect from 1st April each year from 2012 to 2015 an increase in basic salaries and associated allowances of the published June RPI figure plus 0.25%
  • The next review date will be the 1st April 2006

We note the report from our Regional Organiser and his view that we can persuade the company to increase the offer considerably, to at least 5.5% for year 1 and RPI + 0.5% for any further years with a minimum of 2%

We firmly reject the current offer from EDF Powerlink. Members do not wish us to accept a five year deal and the offer is very poor as it comes nowhere near meeting our members aspirations and would mean a real terms pay cut this year of 1%.

We therefore instruct the General Secretary to notify the company of our rejection of its offer and send a personal letter by post to all members on EDF Powerlink outlining the situation.

We rename this file Pay and Conditions 2011 – EDF Powerlink.

London Transport Regional Council and relevant branches to be advised

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