RDG Pay Referendum Results

The TSSA RDG pay referendum closed today (Friday, 24 February 2023) at 12:00, and the results are as follows:

Turnout: 57%

Management Grades:
Accept 80%  Reject 20%

General Grades:
Accept  60%  Reject 40%

The results show that the offers for both management and general grades are both accepted.  

TSSA Reps nationwide were consulted in an online ballot and voted overwhelmingly to put the offers out to members. The members ballot was then conducted as an online referendum, with all members receiving a secure ballot via email. 

The results of this vote now mean that TSSA members have voted to accept the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) offers, which cover management and control staff, stations, and other grades within the rail industry. TSSA will honour the referendum result and formally accept the RDG offer. The RDG is being notified of this result, as are the 14 train operating companies. 

Industrial action withdrawn

Given this result, TSSA will notify employers that the ballot for Industrial Action has also been withdrawn. Accepting the offer ends the dispute on which the ballot was based. Any live industrial action will also be cancelled. 


The next steps will involve TSSA engaging with employers to discuss and outline implementation expectations. We will also consult TSSA elected representatives about the support they need to oversee and engage in this process.  

We will also seek assurances from the government and all rail industry employers that the commitments made in the offers will be honoured and implemented in full and in good faith. 

Thank you

Your TSSA Executive and full-time staff would like to put on record their thanks to our members, as well as the general public, for their support during a long, complex and unprecedented time for our nation's rail industry. Your action resulted in significantly improved offers on pay, job security and terms and conditions - an improvement from no offer whatsoever for thousands of you. We fully acknowledge there will be challenges ahead with changes within the rail industry, and we will be there to fight for the best services, jobs and conditions across our railways.

Whilst this offer will mean different things to different members, the overall campaign to fight for our members' jobs, pay, and conditions will remain paramount in our day-to-day work.   

In solidarity,


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