North Yorkshire Highways workers consulted on below inflation pay offer

Our members who work for NY Highways, a wholly-owned company set up to deliver the North Yorkshire County Council highways repairs service, are being consulted on a pay award for 2022 which falls below inflation.

Staff who deliver the essential highways service across England’s largest county have been offered a basic pay award of £1,925 a year but only if they accept new terms and conditions which could reduce their earnings. Staff who refuse to accept the new terms and conditions are being offered a much lower pay increase of 3%.

We are recommending our members reject the offer so that we can put pressure on NY Highways management to reopen pay talks so our members get a decent and fair pay increase.

We asked NY Highways to apply the same pay award that other local government workers have now accepted; a flat increase of £1,925 on all rates. Unfortunately, the employer has decided to divide the workforce and offer a lower increase for those who have not accepted new terms and conditions.