Band 2

This section explains in detail what would happen to band 2 during the transition.

This is not intended to show existing individual staff what their basic salary will be each year. For this, please use the pay calculator [insert hyperlink to pay calculator] to see how the combination of annual award, increments and reform will affect you.

For staff in band 2 who are below top of band

This would mean:

  • Improving starting salaries in each pay band by removing overlaps between bands. This would start in year one and be finished in year three. Staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.
  • Deleting points in the mid-range of each band in years two and three of the deal. Again, staff who are due to move up to a point that will be deleted would automatically go to the point above.

The combination of these changes would mean different pay increases for different staff as we help more people reach the rate for the job more quickly.

For staff at the top of band 2

This would amount to a total increase on basic pay of 9% over three years

Progression in new system

All existing band 2 staff would be at the full rate of pay in the band by year 3 of this pay deal.

For new starters ­incremental progression will work quite differently.

As part of the agreement to shorten pay bands so staff get to the top more quickly, staff starting on band 2 will stay on the entry point for two years. This means that instead of a small annual increment, increases will be larger but there will be a longer interval between them.

However, in the current system it takes staff in band 2 six years to reach the top rate and in the new system it will only take two years – a reduction of four years.

To get the clearest idea of what these changes will mean for you use the pay calculator to see how the combination of annual award, increments and reform will affect you.