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Govia Thameslink Railway Holiday Pay

14 October 2016

TSSA representatives have had a number of meetings with Govia Thameslink Railway on the application of Holiday Pay to Govia Thameslink Railway employees.


This followed recent case law where it was held that holiday pay should represent normal pay during the first twenty days of an employee’s annual leave.

The elements of pay not previously included within holiday pay included all overtime elements, rest day working elements, enhanced basis pay elements and other work related allowances.

The case law now requires that an average should be taken over a 13 week period prior to the date on the annual leave is taken, hence our discussions. However Govia Thameslink Railway have stated that employees will receive an average weekly pay of the previous rolling 52 week pay period, which the TSSA believes is more reflective to the qualifying annual leave average. This replaces the current Annual Leave Premium (ALP) for those that have it (Thameslink employees), and those members who qualify for Holiday Pay should receive a higher amount over a year than ALP. Those that did not receive ALP now will get paid Holiday Pay.

Holiday Pay will be paid for the first 20 days only of an annual leave year.

The offer will be implemented from the 1st January 2015 with appropriate back pay, which will be paid in the near future.

TSSA, with the support of our representatives have accepted this proposal.

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