LRD Booklets February 2015

Pay: getting it right - bargaining information for union reps


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Introduction

Introduction [pages 3-6] (1,662 words)

Negotiating, campaigning and representing members on pay and related issues remains at the very heart of trade union activity. The need for strong ...
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Chapter 1

1. Information about pay [ch 1: page 6] (215 words)

All workers are entitled under UK law to information about the pay they receive for work undertaken. The law applies to all employees, and workers on ...
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Basic pay [ch 1: page 7] (223 words)

Overtime pay [ch 1: pages 7-8] (184 words)

Allowances [ch 1: page 8] (66 words)

Shift allowances [ch 1: pages 8-9] (268 words)

Standby and call-out allowances [ch 1: pages 9-10] (153 words)

London weighting [ch 1: page 10] (164 words)

Bonuses, incentives and commissions [ch 1: pages 10-11] (474 words)

Executive bonuses [ch 1: pages 11-12] (221 words)

Deductions and underpayments [ch 1: page 12] (303 words)

Categories of worker and employment status [ch 1: page 13] (418 words)

Chapter 2

2. The National Minimum Wage [ch 2: pages 14-15] (472 words)

Under the National Minimum Wage Act 1998, UK workers have the right to a minimum wage. ...
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Exceptions to National Minimum Wage requirements [ch 2: page 15] (312 words)

How the National Minimum Wage is calculated [ch 2: pages 16] (92 words)

Agreements on working hours and the NMW [ch 2: page 16] (85 words)

Basic pay and the NMW [ch 2: page 16] (159 words)

Tips and the NMW [ch 2: page 16] (43 words)

Piece work [ch 2: page 17] (50 words)

Travelling between assignments and the NMW [ch 2: page 17] (76 words)

Hours spent sleeping or doing other non-work-related tasks [ch 2: page 17] (146 words)

The NMW and time spent on “standby” [ch 2: page 17] (127 words)

Enforcing the National Minimum Wage [ch 2: pages 17-18] (288 words)

Gangmasters Licensing Authority [ch 2: pages 17-18] (144 words)

Chapter 3

3. Pay systems [ch 3: pages 19-20] (425 words)

Employers need pay levels to be sufficient to recruit, retain and motivate suitably able and qualified staff. But without the constraint of ...
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Rates and grades [ch 3: page 20] (453 words)

Pay scales and spines [ch 3: page 21] (408 words)

Skills and qualifications [ch 3: pages 21-22] (141 words)

Internal and external pay relativities [ch 3: pages 22-23] (551 words)

Promotion and progression [ch 3: pages 23-24] (369 words)

Performance-related pay [ch 3: pages 24-26] (912 words)

Chapter 4

4. Negotiating a pay increase [ch 4: pages 27-28] (638 words)

Where it is recognised for negotiating on behalf of employees, a trade union will usually put in a claim for an increase in pay for the bargaining ...
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Percentage increases and cash awards [ch 4: page 28] (255 words)

Unconsolidated pay increases [ch 4: page 29] (189 words)

Pay progression and pay increases [ch 4: pages 29-30] (354 words)

Cost of living increases [ch 4: pages 30-31] (561 words)

New inflation measures [ch 4: pages 31-32] (405 words)

Cost of living indexes [ch 4: pages 32-33] (303 words)

The differential impact of cost of living increases [ch 4: page 33] (443 words)

Pay comparators [ch 4: pages 34-35] (722 words)

Annual Survey on Hours and Earnings [ch 4: pages 35-36] (126 words)

Analysing company performance and financial data [ch 4: pages 36-37] (460 words)

Company accounts [ch 4: pages 37-39] (1,222 words)

Information for collective bargaining [ch 4: pages 39-41] (619 words)

Disclosure of executive pay [ch 4: pages 41-42] (304 words)

Chapter 5

5. Tackling unfair pay practices [ch 5: page 43] (74 words)

As well as being protected by general equality legislation, part-time workers and fixed-term employees are protected by specific legislation from ...
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Part-time workers [ch 5: pages 43-44] (839 words)

Zero-hours contracts [ch 5: page 45] (367 words)

Fixed-term employees [ch 5: pages 45-47] (602 words)

Agency workers [ch 5: pages 47-48] (513 words)

The pay exemption for permanent agency workers [ch 5: page 48] (233 words)

The Swedish derogation [ch 5: pages 48-49] (396 words)

Casualisation and pay [ch 5: page 50] (151 words)

Equal pay and the Equality Act 2010 [ch 5: pages 50-51] (590 words)

Equal pay for men and women [ch 5: pages 51-52] (343 words)

Sex equality clause [ch 5: pages 52-53] (244 words)

What is equal work? [ch 5: page 53] (380 words)

Indirect discrimination and equal pay [ch 5: page 54] (130 words)

Part-time work and equal pay [ch 5: page 54] (106 words)

Pieceworkers and equal pay [ch 5: page 54] (52 words)

Making an equal pay claim [ch 5: pages 54-55] (279 words)

Abolition of the statutory equal pay questionnaire [ch 5: page 55] (183 words)

Pay secrecy and information on the pay gap [ch 5: page 55] (112 words)

Chapter 6

6. The Living Wage [ch 6: page 56] (643 words)

The Living Wage is a benchmark rate promoted by the Living Wage Foundation. Unlike the National Minimum Wage, it is not legally enforceable. However, ...
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Living Wage coverage [ch 6: pages 57-58] (377 words)

Living Wage campaigns [ch 6: pages 58-59] (761 words)

Promoting the Living Wage in the public sector [ch 6: page 60] (402 words)

Chapter 7

7. Statutory pay entitlements [ch 7: page 61] (62 words)

There are a number of elements applying to pay which form a statutory minimum. Payments below this level are unlawful and can be challenged in the ...
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Holiday pay [ch 7: pages ] (452 words)

Public holidays [ch 7: page 62] (90 words)

Calculating holiday pay [ch 7: pages 62-63] (409 words)

Overtime and other rates used to calculate holiday pay [ch 7: pages 63-64] (649 words)

Rolled-up holiday pay [ch 7: page 64] (93 words)

Sick pay [ch 7: pages 64] (62 words)

How much is SSP? [ch 7: pages 64-65] (253 words)

Claiming SSP [ch 7: page 65] (117 words)

Occupational sick pay [ch 7: pages 65-66] (273 words)

Returning on reduced hours, phased returns and sick pay [ch 7: page 66] (145 words)

Medical suspension pay [ch 7: page 66] (199 words)

Maternity suspension pay [ch 7: pages 66-67] (142 words)

Redundancy pay [ch 7: pages 67-68] (391 words)

Redundancy payments and tax [ch 7: page 68] (51 words)

Redundancy payments and insolvency [ch 7: pages 68-69] (304 words)

Guarantee pay [ch 7: page 69] (336 words)

Parental leave rights and pay [ch 7: page 70] (76 words)

Maternity leave and pay [ch 7: page 70] (58 words)

Statutory Maternity Pay [ch 7: page 70] (233 words)

Maternity Allowance [ch 7: page 70] (67 words)

Adoption leave and pay [ch 7: page 71] (148 words)

Shared Parental Leave and Pay [ch 7: page 71] (215 words)

Ordinary Statutory Paternity Leave and Statutory Paternity Pay [ch 7: pages 71-72] (195 words)

Paid time off for ante-natal care and adoption appointments [ch 7: page 72] (119 words)

Contractual maternity, adoption or parental pay [ch 7: page 72] (214 words)