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Freightliner Management Pay Deal Acceptance and Withdrawal of Industrial Action

27 October 2011

After being presented with a revised three-year pay offer at our last meeting, a further consultation of members has given us a clear remit to accept their offer.

Therefore we have written to the company accepting the three year deal whilst seeking a meeting to discuss the other matters relating to the dispute.

 

A three-year deal based on the following:

Year 1 - Increase in pay with effect from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012 of 3.75% (for those salaried on £50k plus - the increase will be 3.25%)

 

Year 2 - Increase in pay with effect from 1 July 2012 to 30 June 2013 of 3.65% for ALL Management Grades irrespective of salary

 

Year 3 - Increase in pay with effect from 1 July 2013 to 30 June 2014 of RPI minus 1% or 3.2% whichever is the greater for ALL Management Grades irrespective of salary.

 

The increase to be applied from the next pay date (November) with the arrears from 1 July 2011 applied within the next two pay dates before Christmas.

As part of this offer the company are seeking agreement on a reduction of the annual bank holiday entitlement for NEW Entrants from 10 days down to 8.

In terms of the changes to bank holiday entitlement, the pay offer above is accepted on the basis that this applies to new entrants to the company only. TSSA will not accept a reduction for existing staff employed prior to 1 July 2011 who change roles or grade under any circumstances.

Our members have expressed their disappointment that the company feel that they could not offer a settlement that was equal to that afforded to other grades and that they continue to feel undervalued as a result of this. Therefore many view this as a reluctant acceptance of the three-year deal.

 

As a result of this we have withdrawn our Industrial Action planned to commence next Monday 31st October.

TSSA would like to thank members for their prompt responses when we have required urgent feedback.

Whilst this is not a perfect offer in terms of consistency with other grades we have succeeded in achieving an improvement acceptable to the vast majority of members and will continue to address the other issues that have been raised.

This dispute has also made us stronger in the workplace and has given senior management a clear message that Management Staff are united and will not accept less favourable treatment to other grades of staff.

We could not have done this without your collective willingness to fight for fair pay, and the hard work of your reps.

If you have not already joined TSSA and contributed to our success in this dispute then now is the time for a fairer future in the workplace.

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