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2011 Pay Claim

24 March 2011

5.1% Pay Increase for All TSSA Members from 1 April 2011 and inflation safeguarded annual pay rises for the next 3 Years

Following talks between the company within the General Grades Pay Forum, TSSA has agreed a 4-year pay deal with First ScotRail that will deliver pay increases and protection against price inflation for our members through to 2015. This year your basic pay increases by 5.1% from 1 April 2011.

Protection against Inflation to 2015


TSSA Company Council Staff Side met earlier this week and endorsed this agreement that secures 5.1% for everyone this year and future annual pay rises from 2012 to 2015 of either 3% or the relevant Retail Price Index (RPI) if greater (See below). The company have been advised of TSSA’s acceptance of the package which you will see also includes other benefits including an additional day off/Bank & Public Holiday for the Royal Wedding. The links each year to the RPI build in an important safeguard for the value of your pay against inflation going forward to 2015.

The 4-year agreement covers TSSA members in the Team Managers, Operations Supervisors, Travel Shop, Station, Clerical and Engineering Grades. Details of the agreed package are as under viz.:

Your 4 Pay Increases

The following four-year improvement in pay was agreed:

- Year 1, payable from 1 April 2011, a pay increase of 5.1%.
- Year 2, payable from 1 April 2012, a pay increase of 3.0% or January 2012 RPI (published in February) whichever is the higher.
- Year 3, payable from 1 April 2013, a pay increase of 3.0% or January 2013 RPI (published in February) whichever is the higher.
- Year 4, payable from 1 April 2014, a pay increase of 3.0% or January 2014 RPI (published in February) whichever is the higher.

The next pay review date will be 1 April 2015.

It was accepted that the trade unions reserved the right to reconvene the First ScotRail General Grades Pay Forum to discuss any generic improvements to terms and conditions of employment arising from any other First ScotRail Pay Forums held in either 2013 or 2014.

Summary of New Salaries


A summary of the salaries is attached. The salaries shown reflect a 5.1% pay increase from 1 April 2011 and, for illustration only, the minimum increases of 3.0% from 1 April 2012, 3.0% from 1 April 2013 and 3.0% from 1 April 2014.

Summary of Sunday and Rest Day Payments


Sunday and Rest Day minimum payments shown reflect a 5.1% increase from 1 April 2011 and, for illustration only, the minimum increases of 3.0% from 1 April 2012, 3.0% from 1 April 2013 and 3.0% from 1 April 2014.

Royal Wedding-29 April 2011


The Royal Wedding on Friday 29 April 2011 will be recognised as a Bank & Public holiday. For employees who are required to book-on for work on this day the normal standard working week payment arrangements will apply and they will be given a day’s holiday in lieu as compensation. Employees who are on Rest Day, annual leave etc. will be given a day’s holiday in lieu as compensation.

Sick Pay


The 90% standard sick pay rate payable for the first two weeks of sickness will be increased to 100% as follows;

- From 1 April 2011 the 90% standard sick pay rate will be increased to 95%
- From 1 April 2012 the 95% standard sick pay rate will be increased to 100%

Operations Team Managers- 1st Line On Call


It was agreed that further meetings would be held with the Operations Team Managers / Operations Supervisors Company Council to discuss 1st line on-call arrangements.

Station Grades- Rostered Overtime



Following Company Council discussions, the General Grades pay forum endorsed an agreement regarding rostered overtime for Station Grades. For details contact Tom Kennedy.

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