Above inflation pay rises for thousands of energy workers


Thousands of workers at energy firm Western Power Distribution are to receive above inflation pay rises over the next two years.

The Unite union said 6,000 employees based across the South West, Wales and the Midlands will see their pay rise by 4.2% from April, followed by another increase of RPI inflation plus 0.5% from April 2019.

Unite officer, Matt Tipper, said: "The deal means two years of inflation beating pay increases for thousands of workers.

"A worker on an average salary will get an extra £1,260 in their pay packets this year, followed by another inflation beating increase in 2019."