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NODMA Pay Ballot Advice

National Officials & Departmental Managers Agreement
2013 Annual Pay Negotiations
Please read this information carefully before making any decision. A copy of this communication, along with a ballot form, will be posted to your home address.

Please contact NACO if you have not received a hard copy by Friday 10th May 2013.

The NACO Executive has been involved in a series of detailed pay negotiations with the Co-operative Employers Association (CEA) Executive in relation to the 2013 pay review.
The final position reached for 2013 is for an overall pay award of 2.5%. Acknowledging the difficult trading conditions in which we are currently operating, NACO firmly believes that this position represents the best we can achieve by negotiation for the 2013 annual pay review. The offer compares favourably with settlements that have been reached for the private sector in the first quarter of 2012 (2.5% median for Quarter One 2013 – IDS Pay Report May 2013). As a consequence the NACO Executive recommends that members accept the offer.

Flexible Holiday Arrangements
In reaching agreement for the 2012 pay negotiations it was also agreed to introduce agreed guidelines to provide NACO graded employees with five or more year’s service the right to bank up to a week per annum of leave, subject to a maximum of 3 weeks. Banked leave could then be accessed at a point during employment, or could be paid in lieu on termination of employment.
The terms of this policy have now been finalised and have been incorporated into the National Agreement framework for those Societies without alternative flexible holiday leave arrangements. Details of the policy can be found on the NACO website (

Cast Your Vote
The decision on this pay offer rests solely with NACO members. You will shortly receive a hard copy of the communication, along with a ballot form. If the offer is accepted pay increases will be implemented with effect from 1st July 2013.

The ballot will close at noon on Monday 20th May 2013. We urge all members to cast their vote as soon as possible.

Should you require any further information or clarification on this matter please do not hesitate to contact me at the NACO National Office or via e mail on

Should you wish to discuss any matter with a NACO Official, please contact the NACO National Office

Neil Buist
General Secretary