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General TSSA update for members

22 November 2010

This is a general update on a number of issues relating to TSSA members of all grades in Freightliner Intermodal and Heavy Haul.

Health and Safety

The company is holding a joint Health and Safety Conference on 13th December in Crewe, attending this will be all Union Health and Safety Reps, Union Organisers and Management. It is intended to discuss the structure and the role of the National Health and Safety Council and will include presentation from the Office of Rail regulation.

TSSA is poorly covered by reps in Health and Safety and further to previous circular 384/10 we would like to appeal for anyone interested in undertaking the role of Health and Safety rep in areas where there is currently no rep.

Pay - all grades update

Currently we are in the second year of the non-management grades deal and in early 2011, the unions will be back to the table to discuss this for the anniversary date of April. If members have any comments on what you wish your union to negotiate on your behalf please let us know by speaking to your TSSA rep or contacting us on

Management grades will be discussed in the middle part of 2011 for the anniversary date of July; again if members have any comments please pass on to us.

Heavy Haul has offered an annual increase of 1.7% for clerical grades from 1st October 2010. This is similar to other deals offered to other grades however there is no inclusion of any one off payment as payments made to other grades have been made as part of an historic pay agreement reached in order to harmonise pay for other groups.

Members in Heavy Haul are invited to feedback any comments they have on this offer no later than 1st December 2010 so that we can formally respond to the company. Please contact us on

Other Issues

TSSA has raised the issue of excess management overtime with senior management and we have committed them to investigating the matter.
We recently had an update at the last Business Council meeting and those investigations are ongoing. If any TSSA member has an issue with this and is willing to come forward, please let us know and we can raise individual cases to be part of the investigations.

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