Members' commitment to strike delivers breakthrough at negotiating table
Reps recommend you vote to accept 6% pay offer as "best available through negotiation"
It's your pay, have your say!
Click here to vote on the offer. Survey closes at closes at 2359 Sunday 16 October
To view the offer letter, click here
All TSSA members at Amey Rail are invited to vote in our online referendum on the improved pay offer:
- 6% increase on pay and allowances, backdated to 1 March 2022
- A consolidated minimum salary increase of £1,800 for all collectively bargained staff
- A commitment to no compulsory redundancies until 1 June 2023
- Commitment to review Amey’s policies, including training, professional development, family friendly, flexible working, maternity, paternity, and premature baby policies by December 2022. To consult on the enhancement of the terms and conditions of Programme Manager and Resource Manager roles with CEFA, recognising the seniority and line management responsibility for more experienced Managers. The company’s proposal includes a banding change from B to C and a salary increase for those meeting the criteria for senior roles
- Amey is currently working towards achieving bronze level of the LGBT bargaining standards.
Your reps recommend that you vote to accept this as the best available through negotiation, with widespread and effective strike action as the only other means of improving the offer further.
Your collective commitment and willingness to take strike action as a last resort if the company did not make a significant improvement to the previous offer of 4.21% headline pay forced the company to make an improved offer. The invitation to a seventh round of pay talks and the improved offer came while your union was formally in dispute with Amey, and making the final preparations to move to a ballot for industrial action. Amey made the offer despite prolonged heavy resistance to improving the headline of 4.21% as paid to members who do not enjoy the benefits of collective bargaining.
In considering their recommendation, your reps looked at the cost of strike action weighed against the value of achievable improvements and anticipated that members would be likely to see the deal as acceptable on balance. However, reps unanimously agreed that the offer falls short of a cost of living increase and that members must prepare to be organised for a strong negotiating position ahead of the increase due from 1 March 2023. If you have colleagues who are not already in a union, now is the time to encourage them to join so that they can have a say on the 2022 offer and help us to build a stronger position for next year.
If the majority of members vote to accept the improved offer, we will seek to conclude negotiations without delay so that you can receive much needed back pay and ongoing pay increases to support you in the cost of living crisis. If we have a strong mandate to reject the offer and support for industrial action, your reps will respond quickly to organise effective action in pursuit of a better deal.
Click https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/AmeyPayOct22 to vote