UNISON secures early pay rise for Balfour Beatty staff

UNISON has successfully reached an agreement with Balfour Beatty Workplace (BBW) at the University of London to increase pay for members who deliver cleaning, post, security and many other vital services.

On 4 November, the Living Wage Foundation announced the increase from £8.55 to £8.80 per hour. Implementation must be in place by April 2014, but an agreement with BBW has secured implementation from 1 November 2013.

UNISON regional organiser Ruth Levin said: “We’re delighted that BBW workers at the university will be some of the first to benefit from the increase in the London living wage.

“The huge increases in utility bills and rises in transport fares make it very hard to make ends meet, and this pay rise will make a real difference to our members working in central London.”

A living wage