The Lion King to EnjoyWorkers 12% Rise

Disney's blockbuster London show, The Lion King is running with packed houses at the magnificent Lyceum Theatre London.

According to a recent announcement made, the technical workers of the popular London Westend show, The Lion King will be entitled for a 12% total pay rise over the upcoming two years. This major hike in salary is being referred as “highest theatre settlement in recent times”. The deal has been signed between union BECTU and Disney Theatrical UK. The agreement will have a huge impact over 60 members which are currently working on the musical.

After two days of discussion at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, the deal has been negotiated. The deal followed after two unsuccessful ongoing negotiations.

According to the newly signed deal, rates of technical staff will increase by 8% from August and 4.5% is backdated to August last year. This year’s rise is 3.5% or RPI if greater. In August 2016, there will be more 3.5% rise.

According to the deal, the staff of Lyceum Theatre will be also seen and will be benefitted from sick pay entitlement from the first day of employment. Earlier, the worker must have six month of employment with Disney. Moreover, if the workers are called in less than two weeks’ notice, they will be provided with pay of time and a half.

In case, workers are called in less than one week’s notice, will be also entitled for pay of time a half. The agreement also offers new arrangement for maternity entitlements along with updated dispute procedure.

According to Willy Donaghy, the BECTU supervisory official, “I am delighted for members at The Lyceum Theatre. This inflation-busting offer is the highest theatre settlement in recent times and pays tribute to our reps and members’ hard work”.

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