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Bands 1 - 4 Grades: Pay Negotiations 2011

5 April 2011

Preparations for the 2011 pay claim for Network Rail Management grades are now underway and this article with its link to an online survey, asks for your views and your help.

Many of you will appreciate that negotiations will be extremely tough this year.

We face an adverse economic climate and Network Rail Bands 1-4 have experienced several years of pay injustice: the 2009 pay freeze and the low increase in 2010, compounded by years of the iniquitous distribution of pay by the performance pay scheme.

To make a difference in 2011 – to achieve a decent increase and ensure that it is fairly distributed – we will need to organise a powerful campaign for fair pay in Network Rail.

We need your help to do this.

1. Tell us your views. Every member is asked to complete the survey. This asks for your views on what should be included in the claim and asks for information about how the 2010 increases affected you. Your views are important to us. The information that you provide will help us demonstrte our concerns with the current system. The survey will be anonymous and will take around 10 minutes. Please complete the survey by Thursday 14 April.

2. Volunteer, or nominate a colleague, to become a TSSA Rep or Pay Campaign Contact. Every large department (or area) should nominate a member to become either a Rep or a Campaign Contact to champion fair pay. First class communications with members will be critical to our success this year. Reps and Campaign contacts will be asked to help distribute information and coordinate activities in their workplace. Reps will receive full training and support in their ongoing role from TSSA. If you would consider volunteering for either role, please discuss with other members and let us know.

3. Get involved in pay campaign activities TSSA will be organising meeting and activities in NR workplaces as we feedback from meetings with management and build our campaign. Make sure you attend show your support and share your ideas.

4. Recruit your colleagues This week is TSSA’s national joining week: why not share this email with your colleagues who are not yet members and encourage them to join. The more people who join the TSSA the more we can speak with a united voice. If colleagues are not members, they can obtain a membership form.

5. Update your Membership details Are your membership contact details up-to-date? All members are asked to ensure that their home address, workplace and job details are correct as we intend to run regular referendums throughout this campaign.

- Visit to amend your details.
- Please complete our on-line survey, and then forward this email to colleagues.

If you require further information, please contact Madeleine Richards:

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