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An anecdotal maybe, but.......

Chatting away today to customers, it seems

Jaguar Cars 4.7% payrise this year

Bentley Motors 4.75% payrise this year

JCB north of 4% payrise this year

Wages may be stated as falling or stagnant. But these companies are clearly selling their products.

Not sure about Airbus, Aston Martin, first tier suppliers.

But payrises in the private sector are clearly matching RPI.

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I read in the ST last week about an inflation busting payrise for workers in some UK food manufacturer. Can't remember which company, but the guy who wrote the article said is was down to strike threat and reckoned it was a sign of things to come.

Maybe confined to manufacturing? I'd be surprised if workers outside that area can negotiate anything.

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An anecdotal maybe, but.......

Chatting away today to customers, it seems

Jaguar Cars 4.7% payrise this year

Bentley Motors 4.75% payrise this year

JCB north of 4% payrise this year

Wages may be stated as falling or stagnant. But these companies are clearly selling their products.

Not sure about Airbus, Aston Martin, first tier suppliers.

But payrises in the private sector are clearly matching RPI.

Jaguar was a 5% rise in 2010 and RPI + 0.5% or 3% in 2011 whichever is higher (no problem guessing which will be higher)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/article-1326985/Pay-deal-secures-Jaguar-Land-Rover-workers-jobs.html

BT got 9.3% over 3 years but subject to re-negotiation if RPI is more than 3.2% in Nov 2011

http://www.cwu.org/news/archive/cwu-secures-9.3-pay-deal-with-bt.html

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READ THE COMMENTS FROM THE EMPLOYEES..................

Thanks for the link.

I read the comments until I got confused.

The impression is that union members are looking after themselves, and non-members are screaming murder. Is it like private sector average-wage people on this forum bitching about the public sector?

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This is almost certainly true because now the times are better workers in the private sector are being rewarded for being so flexible and helpful during the recession with short hours flexible working etc and pay cuts. As I am sure you can remember the public sector was still getting pay increases during that time.

But the Boe will not worry because the public sector is now on a pay freeze for 3 years at least so this will brindg the average down to 2% or so.

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and Transport for London: 4.2% plus RPI +0.5% for 2 years...about 17% over 3 years

and CBI survey of company directors...average 55% pay increase in 2010 alone

Governmant and BoE are either lying or deluded if they say there is no upward pressure on wages. In reality it's a mad scramble to get ahead of inflation. Public sector hasn't started kicking off yet, but it will....... I'm guessing as the 2012 Olympics approach the country will be in full speed ahead riot mode unless big pay rises occur for the strong public sector unions (health, police,fire, immigration). Everyone knows that bankers and bosses are engaged in frantic looting of the economy, and are deliberately pushing up inflation in the process. Ordinary folks are terrified of being left behind, and justifiably so. It's a fight for survival.

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THE OLYMPICS

You can bet your house if you can afford one that is that STERLING will be strong come the OLYMPICS with all them visitors wanting to buy our pounds, it happens when ever where ever there is a big event.

I am guessing, BoE base rate 5% by the opening ceromeny, Sterling up 30%, wage inflation on the up, cost inflation up and up and up, well thats a guess............

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I am guessing, BoE base rate 5% by the opening ceromeny, Sterling up 30%, wage inflation on the up, cost inflation up and up and up, well thats a guess............

If that were to come true foreign money would be pouring in chasing that 5% and we'd have another HPI on our hands.

I don't see it myself.

If nominal wages are on the up in the manufacturing sector then that is counterbalanced by the weak pound. A strong pound is not going to translate into pay rises for manufacturing workers!

Having said that I would expect to see pretty decent private sector wage deals this year, but mainly in industries which serve foreign demand.

I'll go out on a limb now and make a prediction for the end of the year:

1) weak pound

2) maybe one or two quarter point base rate rises which will be likely reversed by the end of the year.

3) nominal wage increases in some manufacturing areas offset by stagnation and falls in other sectors.

4) banker remuneration not only down, but being paid in instruments like cocos is more common. Bank shareholder activism will rise as profits fall due to flat yield curve.

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http://www.aronline.co.uk/blogs/tag/jlr/

Jags all around then.....................................................

Automotive News Europe/Reuters, 11th January, 2011

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain and China signed business deals worth around £2.6 billion ($4 billion) on Monday which include increased sales of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) vehicles to China.

JLR, a unit of Indian group Tata Motors Limited, has committed to sell 40,000 Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, worth more than £1 billion, in China in 2011. The deals were signed during a visit to Britain by China’s vice premier, Li Keqiang, widely tipped to become the next Chinese premier. Billions of dollars worth of agreements were announced during Li’s visits to Germany and Spain last week.

Edited by Panda

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I'm in telecoms, no pay rise this year :(

Last payrise was 2% in Mar-10, next payrise will be Apr-12. Real wages in my industry are tanking :(:(:(

telecoms had a good run tho didn't they?

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As a note from the other side of the coin, Jaguar Land Rover are about the worst payers in the country when it comes to contract engineering. Current rates that I got in my inbox today are less than I was earning in 1995! Even where I am working at the moment the rates are less than I was earning in 1997 if you take into account inflation since then, and the boss has already had to let people leave when they've found better paying positions because the finance people simply won't allow him to pay anything higher.

The only way I'm better off than ten years ago is by doing far more hours. (most JLR contract positions stipulate 'ONLY' 37.5 hours a week!, Last year I averaged nearly 54 hours a week for all 52 weeks)

Another worrying rumour is that Ford, in all their mighty wisdom, are trying to cap the amount their suppliers pay there contractors, you pay you're contractors too much, you don't get the job; they don't want their contractors leaving after finding better paid positions at tier one suppliers.

Reminds me of a sneaky (and frankly illegal) practice that used to operate in Detroit. If you left one of the big three, GM ford Chrysler, you couldn't get a job at a supplier for a period of something like 9 months if memory serves, One chap nearly got it in writing from an agency.

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As a note from the other side of the coin, Jaguar Land Rover are about the worst payers in the country when it comes to contract engineering. Current rates that I got in my inbox today are less than I was earning in 1995! Even where I am working at the moment the rates are less than I was earning in 1997 if you take into account inflation since then, and the boss has already had to let people leave when they've found better paying positions because the finance people simply won't allow him to pay anything higher.

The only way I'm better off than ten years ago is by doing far more hours. (most JLR contract positions stipulate 'ONLY' 37.5 hours a week!, Last year I averaged nearly 54 hours a week for all 52 weeks)

Another worrying rumour is that Ford, in all their mighty wisdom, are trying to cap the amount their suppliers pay there contractors, you pay you're contractors too much, you don't get the job; they don't want their contractors leaving after finding better paid positions at tier one suppliers.

Reminds me of a sneaky (and frankly illegal) practice that used to operate in Detroit. If you left one of the big three, GM ford Chrysler, you couldn't get a job at a supplier for a period of something like 9 months if memory serves, One chap nearly got it in writing from an agency.

Yep i have to agree, associates of mine, good friends............Contractors for years.

Anecdote, A friend working at Bentley/Rolls in 1999 £28 p/h, same role today £24p/h.

Mate at the Jag, Gaydon, 1998 26p/h today £21p/h

But, Bentley things picking up, Jag cannot get engineers but paying bottom dollar. My old job is paying the same it was in 2001 p/h. But permys are getting 5% rise......But permys are permys, they bend over alot...........................Flexi hours etc.

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You get bombarded with those EPMC emails as well then?

At the moment rumour control has it that there are Catia V5 design jobs at lotus in Norfolk rangine from £30 p/h upto £37 p/h, the top one might be a little more involved than just being a CAD monkey. Tata in Coventry are paying £30 plus as well so rumour has it.

A lot of the jobs I see available seem to vary so much in rate purely because of the agents cut, Incat in the USA were taking upwards of 20% (Charge rate was $65 pay rate was $42) and I think a lot of the agents here seem to be taking an ever larger slice.

Given that a decent permy V5 guy is going to be earning, ball park, £40,000 pa, the contractors are getting stiffed. No holiday pay, no sick pay, and on an hour by hour comparison taking into account no Ni payments for the company on the contractor, we probably work out slightly cheaper with no employment rights at all.

The fragility of the engineering sector was the reason I never bought in the '90s, bad move huh, then again it would only have been repo'd in 2000 when I had to work in a warhouse to make ends meet.

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FMCG: pretty shite increases all around, 1.86% this year for me personally. Lucky to get 3%. Definitely no wage inflation. In the good years up to 2008, not that there has ever been boom wages in FMCG as far as I know, you could get 5-12% depending on performance and (flattens out the longer you've been in your role). Oh well.

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