Further to our last circular 107/15 we have made significant progress in negotiations with the company with regard to the TSSA pay claim. As a result we are now in a position to make a formal agreement for the 2015 pay award with the company.
Manuel Cortes, General Secretary of the TSSA rail union has issued the following statement:
"Our negotiating team at ACAS has received a revised offer from Network Rail. As a result of this, they have suspended the planned industrial action, pending the outcome of a meeting of our workplace representatives next week."
Members of the Atos Section of the Railways Pension Scheme will have received a letter last week regarding proposed future changes. TSSA officials and staff reps took part in a conference call with the company on Thursday to seek clarification on issues and set out concerns raised by members. Representing the company on the call were the ATOS Pensions Director, HR and representatives from KPMG (pension advisors to ATOS).