Barclays unions vote for strike on performance-linked pay
The unions have taken the ballot result to Barclays management in a bid to get them to change a planned performance-related pay scheme that they warn could leave 25,000 staff with no pay increase next year. Seven days notice must be given of any strike action and it must be taken within 21 days of the ballot.
According to BIFU, Barclays, which made profits of pounds 1.4bn in the first six months of the year, is "neglecting its social and moral responsibilities towards its staff." The three-week ban on overtime was in protest at the pay proposals, which the unions claimed had cut opening hours and affected computer work. At issue is a new pay and grading structure introduced on 1 July which replaced the previous system of across the board pay increases with a new regime of performance and market-related pay rises.
Barclays has disputed the unions' claim that the new system amounts to a pay freeze. According to the bank, all staff will get a pay rise next year and the proposed changes could actually end up costing more.
Barclays has refused to return to negotiations, saying it underwent five months of negotiations before announcing its new deal.
Yesterday's ballot saw around 35 per cent of both UNiFI and BIFU unions turn out to vote, with 51 per cent of UNiFI voting in favour of strike action and 55 per cent of BIFU.
The vote followed a previous ballot, in which UNiFI voted against strike action but for limited industrial action.
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 New Zealand 'the best country to work as a prostitute', says sex worker advocacy group
- 3 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 4 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
- 5 Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
Greek hospitals cannot afford painkillers, scissors or sheets as budget cuts bite
Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
Female Muay Thai champion hustles coaches to give them a beating
Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
iJobs Money & Business
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£45,000 - £55,000: Neil Pavier: Are you looking for your next opportunity for ...
£45,000 - £55,000: Sheridan Maine: Are you a newly qualified ACA/ACCA/ACMA qua...
£50,000 - £60,000: Laura Norton: Are you looking for an opportunity within a w...