Minimum promotion increase guarantee
Employees in post prior to the effective date of this Agreement who are promoted will be guaranteed to achieve an increase of no less than 50% of what they would otherwise have received on the former scales (from the top of the old scale to the top of the new scale). This will be achieved either through progression to a higher scale point or via an agreed percentage uplift, as necessary. This will apply only to their first permanent promotion, and not to any subsequent promotions. See Annex 4.