Its your pay, have your say! Reps recommend you vote to reject Xeiad real terms pay cut

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Thank you to all TSSA members who took part in this year's Xeiad survey to identify priorities in our claim for improvements to pay and conditions. You are now invited to vote in our online referendum on the company's written offer, which is available to members via the button below. A copy has been emailed to members for information.

Your reps recommend that you vote to reject the offer of a 4.05% increase on pay and allowances from 1 March 2023 to 1 July 2024, valued at 3.04% in 2023 as a 16 month pay deal.

The offer follows two meetings with the company. Your reps used the results of the members' pay claim survey to produce our pay claim document and to understand your priorities in negotiations. Members showed strong support for a cost of living increase, using January RPI (13.4%) as the measure of inflation which would constitute a pay increase consistent with the increased cost of living, effective from the 1 March pay anniversary date.

Members gave negotiators a clear mandate to negotiate a single-year deal, given the ongoing economic volatility and uncertainty. Most members raised concerns about job security, with strong support for a no compulsory redundancies agreement. Other areas cited by members as very important in negotiations were an improved homeworking allowance, defined benefit pension arrangements ,extended collective bargaining, and improved overtime enhancements.

The offer is significantly worse than the deal reached last year, both in real terms (5.5% over 12 months compared to 4.05% over 16 months), and against RPI inflation (7.04% for January 2022, 13.8% in January 2023), resulting in a much greater real-terms pay cut.

More positively, members may welcome some of elements of the offer, which address some priority issues set out in our pay claim. A commitment to no compulsory redundancies until 30 June 2024, a backdated increase on the homeworker allowance to £30 per month, a minimum annual leave allowance of 24 days per year (full time/pro rata) increasing to 25 days in 2025, a benefit which is understood to apply to those not currently covered by collective bargaining who did not TUPE transfer from Amey. Paid Paternity leave would increase to two weeks at full pay from 1 July 2023.  

Your reps recommend that you vote to reject the offer and vote to give support to moving towards a ballot for industrial action if the company refuse to meet representatives to make an improved offer.

Your reps recommend that you vote to REJECT the offer and support a campaign for an improved offer.

Have your say on Xeiad pay with this survey.

The survey will close at 09:00 on Monday 15 May. 

Click here to have your say

Xeiad Pay offer letter April 2023

Xeiad Pay Offer Letter April 2023



Xeiad April 2023 offer letter