Our Ref: RT/0001/DHL(WG)
29th September 2021
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2021 – DHL WELHAM GREEN
Referring to our previous correspondence, I write to inform you that there have been fresh talks and your negotiating team have secured and improved offer which is as follows:-
2.7% increase on all rates (e.g. basic pay, shift premiums) backdated to 1st April 2021
Paid break - final 15-minute break to be paid from 1st January 2022
Sick pay - to increase from 75% basic pay to 100% basic pay from 1st January 2022 with two waiting days and company sick pay entitlement unchanged
Overtime - to increase from x1.15 to x1.25 from 1st January 2022
3.0% increase on all rates (e.g. basic pay, shift premiums) from 1st April 2022
Overtime - to increase from x1.25 to x1.35 from 1st October 2022
In addition, DHL & our Customer have agreed to support the Driver Retention Incentive, providing drivers who meet certain eligibility criteria a £2,000 retention incentive payable in January 2022. All colleagues who are employed as of the 1st July 2021 will also be receiving a one-time corona bonus of €300 in the 4th quarter of 2021.
For clarification purposes, the RPI rate for Year Two of this deal will be February 2022 (published in March 2022). The company has also confirmed that it will be 3% or February 2022, whichever is greater.
Your National Executive Committee (NEC) has carefully considered the offer and it has instructed that an e-referendum must be held so that you can have your say on the offer. The NEC is also recommending that you vote ‘YES’ to accept the offer as it is our firm belief that this is the best offer that can be achieved in the current climate.
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