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South West Trains: 2012 Pay Offer

20 December 2012

The TSSA have met with South West Trains in regard to the 2012 pay award.

In the first meeting we put forward our claim for the following:

· A substantial Increase to salaries.

· An increase in Regional Allowances.

· A reduction in the working week.

· An improvement in family friendly policies and provisions.

· An improvement in Annual Leave.

South West Trains took our submission away and said they would consider the TSSA submission. During that meeting South West Trains informed us of the current economic climate in the United Kingdom and how that was affecting them as a business and that they believed that they could not match RPI figure for August 2012 which stood at 2.9%.

The TSSA met with the company a second time, during that meeting they stated that they believed that we should move away from the traditional use of RPI as a marker and use average earnings. The TSSA did not accept this.

The result was that South West Trains made the following offer:

· 1.7% Increase in salaries only

· £350 minimum increase to salaries, which should affect those on a salary below £21,000.

The TSSA rejected this offer and we plan to meet South West Trains in early January for further discussions on this matter. We will, of course keep you advised of developments.

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