With over 1500 employees having signed our Working From Home allowance petition, we are very pleased that AXA UK have listened and will be putting a place a £26 a month tax and national insurance free allowance for all hybrid workers (except those in very senior positions) over the winter period backdated to the beginning of October.
Unite in AXA are pleased that AXA has agreed to take this action following our discussions given the pressures hybrid workers are facing on heating and electricity costs this winter.
This does not of course bring an end our discussions with the company on the Cost of Living Crisis and we are still working with them on a number of our suggestions to help staff at this extremely difficult time. Hopefully there will be more good news regarding help for struggling employees in the coming weeks…
The success here does demonstrate the importance of having your voice heard and there are more issues coming up, including the 2023 pay talks, which we will need the opinions of our members in AXA on soon.
If you do not feel you need the allowance and would like to donate it to charity you might consider giving it to the likes of National Energy Action, The Trussell Trust or Fareshare who are helping people struggling with the Cost of Living crisis…
Great news for employees struggling as we enter winter months. Top job by all reps & those who signed!
This is great news!
However, we have been told today that this payment will not be back dated from October and it will start from December.
I do not know why the payment will not be back dated as it confirms in the post that it will.
AXA Partners, where you work, is not part of the AXA UK group but a separate international entity managed out of Paris. The Payment from October was negotiated by Unite in AXA UK where we have collective bargaining rights (unlike AXA Partners).