Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2019 – National Express (Poole & Eastleigh)

Our Ref: B/0001/NX(P&E)
30th August 2019
 
Dear Colleague,
 
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2019 – National Express (Poole & Eastleigh)
 
In line with union policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions was submitted to the company. The Regional Organiser has met with them and the following offer has been tabled:-
 
·         An increase to the hourly rate of pay at Poole depot for National Express operations from £10.21 to £10.62 from the May 2019 anniversary date and to £11.04 from May 2020.
·         An increase from the current £11.00 rate to £11.22 from May 2020 anniversary date for National Express operations.
·         A renegotiation for both Poole and Eastleigh for May 2021.
·         For accidents. Injury occurred in work and for which the member has not been negligent in their actions, payment will be made from day 1 in-line with other parts of Go-South Coast Ltd.
 
An introduction of a sick-pay scheme from 2019 pay anniversary date or date of acceptance of this offer if later as follows:-
 
  • For all members the first two weeks of any sickness absence period will be unpaid.
  • Members will receive the sickness absence payment for any sickness absence incurred after their second anniversary with the company, subject to the pro-rata limit as set out below in the next point.
 
For those that qualify, company sick pay which when added to SSP will be paid at an amount equivalent to 75% (rising to 80% from 1st May 2020) of the member’s basic hourly rate for the duration (pro-rata) as set out in the table below:-
 
Length of Service
Sick Pay Allowance in Weeks
2
1
3
2
4
3
5
4
6
5
7
6
8
7
9
8
10
9
11
10
12+
10
 
Noting the views of our Representatives, the National Executive Committee has instructed me to inform the company of our acceptance of the offer. This instruction has been carried out and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary