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Industry pay increases due in 2005

Some staff in the retail motor sector should see a pay increase in the New Year according to the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI).

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."

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