Newsletters From BTU

Pay 2019 – Blackmailing Staff?

The 2019 pay pot is 2.6% compared to the current rate of inflation of 3.2%. On the Group’s own figures that means the vast majority of staff will yet again get pay increases less than the cost of living. That at a time when the Group posted a statutory profit after...

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Mind……The Gender Pay Gap

Lloyds Banking Group recently reported its April 2018 gender pay gap results in line with the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information Regulations 2017). The Groups mean gender pay gap reduced narrowly from 32.8% (2017) to 31.5% (2018). In other words, women in...

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Severance Terms & The JV

  Given the precarious nature of the financial advice business and the growth model proposed by Lloyds Banking Group for the new Joint Venture, the legal status of the Lloyds Bank enhanced severance terms and job security policy is extremely important. The issue is a...

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Pensions Discrimination Victory In Offshore Banking

Following the Union’s campaign, the Trustee of the Lloyds Bank Offshore Pension Scheme and the Bank have said that they will be treating men and women in exactly the same way when dealing with the State Pension Deduction. Members will recall that in a previous...

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Worst Scores Ever?

In a previous Newsletter we reported that the Bank had sought to influence the results of the 2018 Colleague Engagement Survey by waiting to announce the withdrawal of the Concessionary Mortgage schemes until after the survey closed on 6th October. However, the...

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‘Your Best’…………Is it Good Enough

In our last Newsletter we said that the Bank would be announcing a new approach to performance management, which would see the introduction of ‘catch-ups’ and the removal of ratings. But let’s be clear, simply taking a system that was introduced by the likes of Adobe,...

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Appraisal Is Dead. Long Live The ‘Check-In’.

The GEC meets this week to discuss the future of the Bank’s performance management system. The exact details of the new system will be communicated to staff and line managers on the 2nd January 2019. We’ll discuss ‘check-ins’ or ‘catchups’ and ratings in our next...

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Thought Machine & The Future Of Banking

Members will have seen that Lloyds Banking Group (LBG) has invested £11 million in a fintech start up called Thought Machine. Thought Machine was set up a few years by a group of Google engineers who have developed a revolutionary cloud-based core banking platform...

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Bank Restructure: The Intolerable Reality

When the Judge ruled in our favour on the ‘Non-Signer’ Employment Tribunal case, he drew attention to an extract from a report given to Lloyds Bank’s GEC in 2009, just before the Bank began the process of harmonisation of contracts across Lloyds Banking Group. The...

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Pensions Victory – The Making Of History

It’s a little known fact but the principle of equal pay for work of equal value, which was at the heart of our recent pension case, can be traced back to the Treaty of Versailles 1919 (Article 427), which brought World War 1 to an end.  The fact that our pension case...

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