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2017 Pay Claim: Have Your Say!

3 August 2016

Complete our survey to use your voice!

   2017 Pay Claim: Have Your Say!

Complete our survey to use your voice!

Our national representatives will begin negotiating pay and conditions in September for all Network Rail staff with a 1 January pay anniversary date. This covers all Bands 5-8 and equivalent (both Maintenance and Operations and Customer Services bargaining groups) and Controller Grades.

All members in the above grades should have received an email invitation to complete a short electronic survey. The results will shape our claim for improved pay and conditions that we submit to Network Rail on your behalf for the January 2017 pay anniversary.

Not received an invitation? Check details

If you have not received an email invitation, please visit to check and update your contact details, job and grade details. Once these are updated we can email an invitation to you. If your details are up to date you can be confident that you will receive updates from our union as negotiations progress.

Contact the Helpdesk if you require any assistance.

Recap on the last deal

The 2015 pay negotiations began with NR's offer of CPI for four years, no job security, attacks on job protection for severely ill staff, and cuts to overtime and leave agreements.

We rejected the offer after an overwhelming ballot for industrial action, giving us the power to negotiate two years of no compulsory redundancies, a 2% salary increase in 2015 and November RPI (1.1%) in 2016.

After intensive talks at ACAS, members gave a 9:1 mandate to agree the two year deal, ending 31 December this year.

Work to be done

The agreed deal did not address issues with unpaid overtime, excessive hours, improved travel facilities or pay progression for members at the top of Role Clarity bands. As these problems are becoming increasingly common we need you to identify how much they matter to you and how far you are prepared to go to address them if we can’t resolve them at the negotiating table. Make sure you complete our survey to make your voice heard.

Your mandate to negotiate!

The more members that complete our survey, the more powerful our voice in setting the tone of negotiations at the bargaining table! Please take a couple of minutes to tell our Reps which issues are the most important to you. The survey also gives you an opportunity to get more involved in our union and help to negotiate the best deal for our members.

Don’t be left out!

If you have colleagues who aren’t in a union yet, make sure they join before the negotiations begin. New members can have a say in how we negotiate for improvements.

If you aren’t in a union that’s recognised for your grade and you don’t want to be left out, join TSSA!

Lend a hand!

  • Share TSSA newsletters by email and office noticeboards
  • Tell your Rep how you feel
  • No Rep in your team? Nominate a colleague or volunteer yourself and ask members to nominate you to represent them. For details see

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