SERCO Pay Offer – Bargaining update
The ASU met with SERCO to provide your feedback to SERCO regarding the offer of your pay and conditions.
In the meeting prior, Serco made two offers, a three-year deal with 1.25% in the first year, 1.5% in the second year and 1.75% in the third year. The second offer was for four years with the same pay increases for the first two years but a 2% increase for the last two years.
This offer is well below the claim for 3.5% per annum pay increase.
Both the ASU and the CPSU explained SERCOs refusal to address:
- Guaranteed minimum hours to part time workers in the agreement.
- Job descriptions in the agreement to stop staff being downgraded and going backwards
- Staff being properly categorised as shift workers
- Minimum rostering requirements allowing for work/life balance
- Redundancy increase for long term staff
- Consultation Committee to address rostering and KPIS and any other changes.
- Health and safety
And the fact that staff had not had a pay rise since 2018 and the pay offer is less than half of what people received in the last agreement.
In the meeting SERCO asked the Unions to provide a low-ball offer back to SERCO as a counter claim to their below inflation offer, despite SERCO saying this was their FINAL OFFER.
Members have to wonder, what is in this agreement for staff?
As a result, on behalf of their members, the CPSU advised SERCO that a majority of CPSU members would vote against the current offer, if it were put to staff today.
Now the ASU is asking all Members to email their Organiser, John Weber email@example.com and advice either “Yes” or “No”, as to if they would vote for an agreement without a consultative committee, locked in job descriptions, increased redundancy pay for long term staff members, and a pay increase significantly below the original claim?
If you have any questions please contact your ASU Organiser John Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org