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Island Line 2014 Pay Award

15 January 2015

TSSA have had two meetings where your union reminded Island Line that we were looking for a substantial increase for our members.

 

Island Line in turn stated that they were currently running in a challenging economic climate and the company is coming out of tough year with the storms and the landside which had caused the disruption to the service. TSSA reminded South West Trains that our members had received below RPI increases in the last two years. In the second meeting we received their final offer.

We have now received a final offer in writing from Island Line, which has two options, as follows:

· 2.1% Increase in salaries from the first Monday in October 2014, or a minimum increase of £450 onto basic salaries whatever is the greater,

RPI or 0.25%, whatever is the greater, increase from the first Monday in October 2015.

· 2.3% Increase in salaries from the first Monday in October 2014,

RPI plus 0.25%, whatever is the greater, increase from the first Monday in October 2015.

TSSA believes that this offer is below our expectation of Retail Price Index (RPI) for August 2014, which is our traditional marker, of 2.4%. Island Line has stated that this is the maximum they can afford against their financial obligations for 2014-15. TSSA believes our members should not have to carry the burden of agreements that SWT have made with the Department for Transport and we have seen our members receive below inflation increases in Island Line over the past few pay awards.

However, before TSSA decides on whether to accept this offer, or decline it, could you please contact the TSSA on the following E mail andersoni@tssa.org.uk before the 28th January 2015, if the offer is acceptable to you the member, state which option is preferred.

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