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BT Reward Framework Pay Review 2017

I am pleased to report that Prospect is finally able to share the outcome of the negotiations that have taken place around the 2017/18 Reward Framework pay review. You will recall that BT announced earlier in the year that they would not be paying an award to managers and specialists during this settlement period (1 June 17-31 May 18).

Prospect members overwhelmingly rejected that suggestion in a ballot that was held in June and I’m pleased to say that as a result BT agreed to have further talks with us. We’re now in a position to report that BT has agreed to offer the following;

1 January 2018

BT have agreed to invest 1% of the manager pay bill to be distributed on the following basis for staff in the Reward Framework who received ‘Good work’ or ‘Brilliant’ rating in their mid-year review. This will be based on your role code as of 1 December 2017.

 

Position In Range

 

<90%

90%-100%

100%-110%

>110%

Benefit Band One

2.0%

1.5%

1.0%

0.0%

Benefit Band Two

1.5%

1.0%

1.0%

0.0%

Benefit Band Three

1.0%

1.0%

0.0%

0.0%

 

People in IT Services

 

Position in range

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Level 3 & 4

2.0%

1.5%

1.0%

0.0%

Level 5 & 6

1.5%

1.0%

1.0%

0.0%

Level 7

1.0%

1.0%

0.0%

0.0%

 

Individuals in equivalent TUPE roles will be eligible for a 1% pay increase. Increases will be paid from 1 January 2018 and will be consolidated and pensionable.

BT is excluding from the review people who were on a graduate role code in June 2017, on the basis that such people received a pay rise at that time.

1 June 2018

A further 2.5% will be invested in the Reward Framework with effect from 1 June 2018. The matrix for the distribution of this award will be negotiated and agreed with Prospect in due course as we progress discussions around the ongoing review of the Reward Framework.

1 June 2019

A further 2.5% will be invested in the Reward Framework with effect from 1 June 2019 and likewise the matrix will be agreed with Prospect at a later date. Additionally we have agreed a review mechanism that if CPI falls below 2% or rises above 3% in February 2019 that a review will be triggered.

I would like to thank members for their support and patience over the last few months whilst we’ve attempted to resolve these issues and I hope that you will agree that the outcome represents a significant achievement.

Prospect will be balloting you on this offer in a ballot which will open on Monday 27 November.

 

News updates

An update for members following the latest round of pay talks and negotiations with BT.