Unite the union has today (Tuesday 16 March) started a ballot of the workforce at Royal and SunAlliance (RSA) over a threatened pay freeze in 2021.

The union has called on RSA to reverse its deplorable decision to impose a pay freeze for its outstanding workforce who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to ensure the maintenance and survival of the business. Any industrial action will impact customers of MORE THAN insurance.

Unite national officer, Rob MacGregor said: “Unite now has no option but to start a consultation ballot for the workforce at Royal and SunAlliance because of the unacceptable decision by this organisation to impose a pay freeze on staff.

“Unite is calling for RSA to give all staff a fair pay increase and acknowledge the commitment employees have shown since the health pandemic. Over the last 12 months thousands of RSA employees opened their homes to their employer to ensure the needs of customers have been met, others have continued to risk their health by travelling into their offices. 

“RSA workers deserve better than a pay freeze which in real terms will result in a pay cut for employees who have displayed remarkable resilience and versatility. RSA’s failure to acknowledge the efforts of its workforce is a deep betrayal and has resulted in the need for a consultative ballot for industrial action.

“This is no time for a pay freeze for RSA colleagues.”


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