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PENSIONS UPDATE – POSSIBLE INDUSTRIAL ACTION

In A Scale, Band 2/3, Communications, Engineering, Pensions by GMB Gatwick Communications

Dear Colleagues, As you are aware, the government are changing the rules on pensions as of April 2016, and this will impact on those who are in the NAPS and APS schemes. At the moment people in those schemes are ‘contracted-out’ of the state second pension and therefore are not subject to the National Insurance  payments that relate to this.  …

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Workers have won a ground-breaking case at the Employment Appeal Tribunal to include overtime in holiday pay.

In A Scale, Communications, Employment Law, Latest News, Legal by GMB Gatwick Communications

This means some people working overtime could claim for additional holiday pay. Currently, only basic pay counts when calculating holiday pay. The tribunal also ruled that workers can make backdated claims, but only for a limited period. However, the ruling could be referred to the Court of Appeal, meaning a final decision may be years away. The ruling has widespread …

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PAY AWARD 2014/15

In A Scale, Engineering, Pay by GMB Gatwick Communications

Dear Colleagues, The company have sent a letter to the GMB negotiating team, informing us that UNITE  have accepted the company pay offer for 2014/15. The company are intending on implementing the pay rises they offered in the September payroll to all colleagues, irrespective of which union they belong to. We are very surprised that our sister trade union have accepted …

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A SCALE/ENF PAY 2014

In A Scale, Engineering, Pay by GMB Gatwick Communications

Dear Colleagues, The company have now made their final pay offer for 2014. There have been lengthy discussions with senior executives of the company. This follows years of below inflation pay awards, linked to erosion of conditions, or pay freezes when the company went through it’s ‘fight for survival’ plan. In the last financial year, British Airways has made huge …