Following lengthy negotiations Post Office workers are to vote on a deal after the Communication Workers Union (CWU) said it includes a 9% pay rise, a “substantial” lump sum plus additional benefits.
From April there will be a wage increase with lump sums of between £1,925-3,000, with benefits such as an increase in paternity pay.
CWU deputy general secretary Andy Furey said: “We would like to thank our Post Office members for their support throughout the dispute.
“This agreement could not have been reached without their unwavering commitment.
“This agreement is the best that can be achieved via these negotiations and, as such, the postal executive is recommending our members support the agreement by voting yes in the forthcoming ballot.”
CWU general secretary Dave Ward said: “This deal simply would not have happened without the bravery shown by striking Post Office workers all through last year.
“Without their clear determination, this dispute couldn’t have moved on to where we are now.”
A Post Office spokesperson said: “We are pleased that the CWU agree that the offer we have put forward provides a fair deal for their members and that they will be recommending a yes vote.
“We hope to get a positive response from their members so we can get the new pay rates in colleagues’ pockets as soon as possible.”