RM pay deal is just a 'sweetener'

Press Association

An offer by Royal Mail of a three-year pay deal to around 125,000 employees has been rejected as a "sweetener" ahead of controversial plans to privatise the company, sparking warnings of industrial conflict.

The company said the proposed deal would increase base rates by 8.6%, with a lump sum of £300 in December 2013, adding that it wanted a "new model" for the company to work together with the Communication Workers Union (CWU).%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%