The company sent the joint trade unions proposals for an alternative travel overtime proposal, which is summarised below.
Agree a common ‘personal’ commute time (unpaid) at beginning and end of each working day for people on home start contracts.
All overtime outside of this agreed ‘personal’ commute time will be eligible for overtime at premium rates (1.5 / 2.0 Sunday) for delivery of work regardless of whether it is planned or unplanned.
‘Personal’ commute time (unpaid) of up to 30 minutes at beginning and end of each day (total 1 hour per day).
Travel overtime for meetings and training remain unchanged at single time (1.0) as per the handbook.
All work-related journeys (with the exception of the above) would be claimable as premium time (1.5 / 2.0 Sunday)
The above represents no change for anyone on a site-based contract.
Removes the difference between what is paid for planned and unplanned work.
The proposal represents no change for those on a site-based contract. The proposal would require changes to the home start contract, and we calculate that GMB members would be worse off under this proposal compared to what is currently being paid, which is subject the dispute.
Whether site or home based, GMB members must not be worse off, so we have written to the company and declined the proposal.
We do however remain open to finding a negotiated settlement to the dispute.
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Levels 6-8 Pay Framework Proposal
Please see the GMB National Gas Transmission bulletin ‘Levels 6-8 Pay Framework Proposal’ 10/10/23 via the link below.