The National Joint Council (NJC) for the Motor Vehicle and Repair Industry, the industry pay regulator, has completed its amendments to the pay rates for the retail motor sector.
The new minimum levels will come into force on Saturday, January 1.
The NJC resolution, negotiated between employers and the trade unions follows increases in the National Minimum Wage that came into force on October 1.
Nick Jones, RMI human resources director and joint secretary (employers side), says: "The retail motor industry's own in-house pay agreements have been amended in line with inflation."
They are as follows:
|Grade||Increase %||New Pay Per Hour|
|Workshop Grade A||3.35%||£5.86|
|Workshop Grade B||3.4%||£5.47|
|Workshop Grade C||3.47%||£5.07|
|Workshop Grade D||1.86%||£4.94|
|Workshop Grade E||No Increase||£4.85|
|Petrol Forecourt P1||No Increase||£4.85|
|Petrol Forecourt P2||2.47%||£4.97|
|Petrol Forecourt P3||4.74%||£5.08|
Jones adds: "The NJC has also announced that the length of service required in order to qualify for an additional day's holiday has been reduced from twelve to ten years."