Petition to advocate for raise of base rates
At present within our country, the current economic conditions as well as the continued devaluation of the dollar call for a review of the current base rates of 350 (Tier 1), 412 (Tier 2) and 450 (Concierge). The reasons for an increase of same will be further outlined as follows: The current base rates will not suffice given the fact that basic necessities (food, clothing, shelter, and basic medical expenses etc) as well as the current increase in transportation fares (agents on the account have already been feeling the effects of the increase) has further intensified the need for the base rates to be increased. To add to this the expansion of the roles of the respective tiers calls for an increase as well. The separation of tiers and the differing base rates were under the pretense that each tier had different responsibilities. That is no longer the case, as the roles of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Concierge have essentially become one in the same. Given the reasons outlined, agents have already been affected by the current conditions and at the same time this has contributed to not only a rise in absences on the floor (due to either an inability to consistently pay fare or due to an increase in the difficulty to maintain a standard of living based on the current rate of pay) has contributed to a lack of motivation in performing our respective duties. The implementation of a pay increase will boost productivity significantly and create a decrease in the absences. As stated previously, given the current conditions a need for an adjustment in the respective rates is required.
We, the undersigned, as concerned agents are petitioning, that given the reasons outlined above are requesting for the rates to be increased as such: Tier 1/Tier 2- 450, Concierge- 500.