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24 July 2014

Members at City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra have accepted a two-year pay deal, which will run until March 2016.

Pay rates will rise by 1.5 per cent from 1 April 2014 for those earning above £22,500, and 2 per cent for those earning under. This will be followed in 2015-2016 by a 1 per cent increase for all staff. The deal was endorsed by 93 per cent of members in a consultative ballot run this month (July); seven per cent of members voted against. 88 per cent of branch members took part in the vote.

Agreement on the two-year deal reflects a growing maturity in the relationship with the company after several years of standstill pay. Recognising the good work of the branch, led by branch secretary Galia Bouhayed, Mick Corfield, national official, said: 

“The pay agreement for 2014-16 builds on two previous years of consolidated pay awards and the branch appreciates the time and effort put in.”

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