Overwhelming ‘YES’ vote in Virgin Media O2 pay ballot

Members across Virgin Media O2 have voted by nearly nine-to-one to accept a CWU-brokered pay deal which delivers fully consolidated rises for all CWU represented grade employees in excess of 7, 8 or 9% this year – plus a cash lump sum of £400 to be paid in June.

The company’s final offer – clinched following an eleventh-hour agreement by management to pay an additional 0.5% consolidated award to individuals for whom no automatic pay progression arrangements are in place – was accepted by 86.5% of members participating in a consultative ballot which closed yesterday (Thursday).

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