2 July 2015

Staff on the lowest hourly rate at the Kings Place arts venue in London's Kings Cross will see their pay increase by 4.5% following talks with their union BECTU.

The rise - from £8.60 to £9.00 an hour - will be backdated to May 2015 and forms part of the second pay review with BECTU since a recognition agreement was signed in 2014.

In addition, the pay agreement for 2015, secured with the help of ACAS,  means that salaried staff will see a pay increase of 2% backdated to 1 April 2015.


Other hourly rates of £10.50, £13.50 and £14.00 will be frozen this year after the staff affected agreed that the funds available for an increase should be directed to the lowest paid. Management has committed to an increase in these rates for 2016-17. 

The agreement confirms:

Kings Place is committed to working with BECTU to move towards achieving the London Living Wage for all members of staff.  With this in mind we have agreed with BECTU that they will submit their pay claim for 2016/17 in November 2015 once the London Living Wage has been announced and that negotiations will commence at that time. 

Members at the venue voted unanimously to accept the pay review for 2015-16 in a ballot which closed on Thursday 18 June. 

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