A joint agreement on the 2017/18 pay review was reached, which will be effective in July.
Throughout the talks, the backdrop of a challenging AMP6 efficiency plan and a changing external environment was recognised and it also reflected the energy and enthusiasm of our employees to reach upper quartile performance in everything we do.
The company believe that the total reward offering (including pensions and other benefits) is amongst the industry best.
Following a membership ballot, the Trades Unions have confirmed acceptance of the following offer:
- Base pay will be increased by 2% from July 2017
- All job related allowances (excluding car allowance) will also increase by 2% from July 2017
The issue of pay differences between employees in similar roles was discussed and it was agreed an additional 0.4% (2.4% in total) for employees paid at the lower end of their salary range. Anyone paid over 120% of the mid-point of their salary range, will receive a non-consolidating increase. The company will be contacting anyone that this applies to in May before the July increase is made.
The Trades Unions and Severn Trent have also agreed to continue:
- The joint working group reviewing call-out and stand-by arrangements
- Exploring opportunities to evolve our pay strategy to ensure it is fair, aligned with our business goals and recognises performance contribution
- Working together with Trade Union partners to support:
- Collaborative working
- Engagement in change
- Commitment to deliver improved customer service
Present at the pay conference were;
Tony Ballance- Director, Strategy and Regulation
Nic Westcott and Alison Joyce- HR
Full Time Officials
Ray Salmon – Unison Full Time Official / Mark Bergman- GMB Full Time Official / Chris Hill – GMB / Paul Gibbons – Unison
Company Forum representatives
Miranda Snell (Unison) Mark Brandon (Unite) Andrew Peacock (GMB) Justin Mee (GMB) Steve Pilkington (Unison) Colin Bennett (GMB)