New agreement on pay and conditions at LexisNexis
23 April 2010
NUJ members working for legal publishers LexisNexis have accepted a new agreement on pay and conditions. The deal was successfully negotiated by the NUJ.
Fiona Swarbrick, NUJ organiser, said:
"The talks were conducted in a welcome spirit of openness and good will. There's to be a a flat-rate increase due from April 1 of £450 (full-time) to all employees up to a threshold where that £450 becomes equivalent to 1.3% of the basic (full-time) annual salary. For salaries above this, a 1.3% increase will apply.
"Members have voted to accept the offer. While it won't change any lives, it does represent a positive step forward, in a climate where many employers continue to freeze levels of pay."
In addition to the pay rise for all NUJ members, the deal also includes the following:
- Commitment to consider all reasonable and alternative ways to avoid compulsory redundancies
- Commitment to review a redundancy framework agreement proposed by the NUJ
- Talks on a pay/grading structure
- Pay equality audit
- Talks on flexible working, with a view to reviewing the existing policy and considering further options.