BECTU agree pay increases at Kings Place

Kings Place, close to Kings Cross station, an increasingly important arts centre venue for London.

11 July 2014

BECTU members at Kings Place, an arts hub and concert venue in Kings Cross, London, have agreed to a range of pay increases after a successful round of pay negotiations.

This month (July 2014) permanent staff will receive a 2.5% increase in pay, whilst casual staff will benefit from an increase in the minimum hourly rate from £8.00 to £8.60, increasing to £8.80 in April 2015. (£8.80 is the current level of the London Living Wage).

Management have also agreed to significant payments for missed meal breaks and bank holiday working.

Gus Baker, organising official, said:

“We’re pleased to see significant progress being made at Kings Place towards the Living Wage and better conditions for staff. Management have entered a constructive dialogue with the union for the benefit of all.