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Monday, 24 February 2014
Lump Sum offer to buy out of enhancement rights
Following a ballot; UNISON and UNITE opted into a five year
pay deal with Oxford City Council employers for their members.
One of the aspects of this pay deal involved the possibility
of selling your rights of enhancements you receive such as overtime and weekend
What this means, if you accept a lump sum payment you will
forfeit your right to enhanced payments and any subsequent weekend work or
overtime will result in only basic pay, not at the enhanced rate.
This is your
individual decision to make.
UNISON members AGREED with the decision to give members this
opportunity: whether you decide to or not is a decision that can only be made
You will receive a letter from Human Resources that outlines
how much lump sum they are willing to offer you if you wish to take up the
Advantages of choosing lump sum:
ØCash lump sum, based on the average amounts of
what you have been paid in the past.
ØFuture payments of enhancements and overtime
will be pensionable meaning you will be paying more into your Pension.
Disadvantages of choosing lump sum:
ØYou lose future benefit of enhanced payments
ØIf you are in the Pension Scheme and you
do not continue to be paid enhanced payments that become pensionable; then, you will not
benefit from these additional contributions when you retire.
ØLump sum is subject to tax and national
insurance just like the enhanced payments.
The offer is available to you until 7th March
2014 – if you choose to accept the Lump Sum you will need to return the slip at
the bottom of the letter that Human Resources will send you.
If you have any questions, please speak to your UNISON representative or contact the Branch Office
on 01865 252522