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Bands 1-4 Pay: Vote Yes!

16 July 2012

For the third consecutive year, Network Rail are insulting our members in management grades by refusing to keep pay in line with your cost of living or the people you manage.

 Follow the link to download our latest newsletter:   Bands 1-4 Pay: Vote Yes!

Your union is balloting members for industrial action to demand fair pay

 Your reps have consistently reflected that:

  • Paying members less than the staff they manage is unfair
  • Failing to pay a consistent increase to staff is unjust
  • Failing to recognise the increasing cost of living for our members is unacceptable

 Thank you to those of you who are amongst the thousands of staff who completed our survey! The information you provided gives us a clear mandate to support a ballot for industrial action.

  •  Over 85% of managers support our claim for an RPI + increase
  • Over 90% are unhappy with NR’s failed “performance” related pay (PRP) system
  • Over 88% would consider strike action if Network Rail once again fail to listen to your voices, give you a lower pay rise than the non-management grades and refuse to negotiate.

NR clearly failed on all three counts. Now is the time: vote YES to industrial action!

A clear YES vote will send a strong message to Network Rail that our members are united in demanding a fair and transparent pay deal for all for now and the future.

What Do We Do Next?

Ballot papers will be sent to members in bands 1-4 by post from 19 July. These must be returned following the ballot instructions to arrive no later than 2 August. There will be two separate ballots, for bands 1-3 and for bands 4, as the proposals to address the erosion of differentials between members in band 4 and staff in band 5 and equivalent are insufficient.

 Don’t delay; return your completed ballot paper as soon as possible.

  • If your home address has changed you must notify the members’ helpdesk to ensure that you receive a ballot and have your say.
  • Share this newsletter with your colleagues, remind them to vote and tell them why you’re voting.
  • If your colleagues join TSSA now they will be given a ballot paper
  • In order for any industrial action to be successful, we need a clear majority of members to vote YES to demonstrate solidarity against the imposition of the insulting pay offer.

 Make sure that your colleagues know that they can join TSSA online:

Ensure that you call the members’ helpdesk if you have changed your home address.

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