Royal Mail has announced that Unite members have voted in favor of a pay deal for junior and middle managers, which was recommended by the union. Following a turnout of 69%, 68.4% of Unite members voted in favor of the offer.
The agreement includes a cumulative two-year package of 5.37%. Managers will receive a pay increase of 2.6% this year, backdated to September 1, 2019, and a pay increase of 2.7% from September 1, 2020.
In addition managers, including part time managers, in this pay-bargaining group and who are part of the standard Royal Mail Group Annual Bonus plan, will receive a £1,000 bonus advance in November 2019. This payment will be subject to tax and national insurance deductions and will be deducted from any final bonus payment in June 2020.
Separate discussions are taking place for Unite-represented managers in Parcelforce Worldwide.
Sally Ashford, chief HR officer at Royal Mail, said, “We are pleased to announce that Unite members have today voted in favor of Royal Mail’s pay offer to junior and middle managers. This offer recognizes the continued hard work and dedication of our junior and middle managers. Working together, we are committed to creating a strong platform for the continued success of our business.”