Computacenter staff accept two percent pay deal

Computacenter IT staff working for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have voted to accept a pay deal, ending 11 weeks of industrial action.

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Computacenter IT staff working for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have voted to accept a pay deal, ending 11 weeks of industrial action.

The agreed offer is equal to a two percent pay increase over two years.

Around 30 employees, members of the Public and Commercial Services union, have been working to rule and carrying out an overtime ban since September. This was after they were offered what unions branded a “derisory” 0.4 percent pay increase – equal to just £109 extra a year.

Under the terms of the accepted pay deal, employees will receive half a percent pay rise for 2010, backdated to January. They will also get a cash equivalent of 1.5 percent for next year, which works out to around £450 per person.

Jayson Sloss, PCS negotiations officer, said: “We are very pleased that we have managed to secure a negotiated settlement quickly after our industrial action commenced and before any decision was taken to escalate the action.

“We hope now to be able to return to normal working.”

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