Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
To advise that Sean Hoyle (Wessex Executive Member) is in attendance at the Branch Meeting,he will be addressing the meting on issues that he is dealing with at this level.
And will also be speaking on pensions, and will be available to take questions from themembers on this subject
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Head Office Circular No. NP/0216/12
To the Secretary all Branches,
Council of Executive members,
Regional Councils and Regional Offices.
Tuesday 18th September 2012
New Inflation Rates
The Office of National Statistics has just published new inflation figures for the twelve months to August 2012.
The Retail Price Index (RPI) stood at 2.9% for the year to August 2012, down 0.3% from the 3.2% figure to July 2012.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) stood at 2.5% for the year to July 2012, down 0.1% from the 2.6% figure to July 2012.
According to the ONS, the largest downward inflationary pressures came from household goods, housing & household services (particularly gas bills), clothing & footwear and food. The only significant upward pressure came from motor fuels, fares & other travel costs.
RMT pay submissions will continue to emphasise that your financial commitments have increased at a greater rate than inflation and that your living standards are undermined by this disparity.