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Govia Thameslink Railway (Ex Southern) 2015 Pay Offer

7 December 2015

The outcome of the referendum on the 2015 pay offer was as follows:

 

                               For    Against   Return

Revenue Staff         0%   100%     45%

Engineering Staff   25%   75%      41%

Station Staff           63%    37%     26%

As a result TSSA went back to the employer and after further discussions they made an improved offer for the Engineering and Revenue. They also offered a three year deal for station staff but after consulting with station grades representatives it was agreed that a one year deal would be more acceptable to our members.

The final offer is as follows:

For Station Staff and Revenue staff a 2.5% increase in pay and appropriate allowances backdated to 5th April 2015. Revenue staff to have their salary to become fully pensionable.

For Engineering and Depot conciliation staff a 2.5% increase in pay and appropriate allowances backdated to 5th April 2015. The following is also included:

· An increase in base salary and the appropriate allowances of RPI + 0.25% in April 2016, with a minimum of 2% and a reduction in the working week of one hour to 38 hours by May 2016.

· An increase in base salary and the appropriate allowances of RPI + 0.25% in April 2017, with a minimum of 2% and a reduction in the working week of one hour to 37 hours by May 2017.

· In addition, should all the other non-driving grades have an increase in basic pay and appropriate allowances of more than RPI +0.25% in either the 2016 and 2017 annual salary reviews, the engineering staff will be adjusted appropriately.

· Engineering staff to have their salary to become fully pensionable.

TSSA and its representatives acknowledged this was an improved offer and it was the opinion of your representatives that the offer should be accepted. This was based on the facts that we are only a small number of months away from the 2016 pay negotiations where we can try and resolve any outstanding issues. The offer is 1.3% above the February 2015 inflation level which we would generally use as a marker for an April 2015 anniversary date. The decision to accept was also recognition of the fact that members wanted the pay increase and back pay and had grown tired of waiting for a suitable offer around which a settlement could be reached.

As a result TSSA wrote to the employer accepting the offer on the 27th November, as this was a deadline date that could have enabled our members their back pay before the Christmas holidays.

Currently TSSA is the only trade union to accept the offer and we are seeking clarification of the current situation.

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