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Industry salary agreement finalised

Arrangement reached with EESA on grade salaries

13 December 2018

An increase of 2.75% for 2019 and 2.75% for 2020 has been agreed for all grades and will be effective from 1 January 2019 and 1 January 2020 respectively. 

In conjunction with this settlement the Death Benefit Allowance will be increased to £60,000 as of 1st January 2020.

With effect from 1st January 2019 Sick Pay will be amended, as follows:

  • The qualifying period to receive paid sick leave will be reduced from 6 months to 3 months' continuous service with the present employer, or will take effect after the end of an employee's probationary period if later than 3 months;
  • there will be one additional tier of entitlement to paid sick leave – an employee’s entitlement will be increased from 18 to 26 weeks after 2 years' continuous service with the present employer;
  • The sick pay entitlement will be based on a rolling year. Therefore, upon commencement of a period of paid sick leave, the sum of any period/s of paid sick leave with the present employer, occurred within the preceding 12 months, will be deducted from the current entitlement.

With effect from 1st January 2020 London Weighting Allowance will be increased to £3,000 per year.

For more details please see the NJC Promulgation 2/18.

If you have any queries regarding this circular and the topics it covers, please contact the employee relations team on 020 7313 4804.

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