As per TSSA communication earlier today (17 October 2022), TSSA reconvened pay talks for Bands 5-8 (and equivalent) & Controllers on Friday 14 October.
Joint Council pay talks had previously been suspended to allow the Modernising Maintenance consultations to take place.
TSSA were told that Modernising Maintenance would 'unlock pay talks'.
TSSA entered back into discussions on Friday with an open mind and a definite aim to seek an agreed proposal that we could put to our members.
The meeting was adjourned to be reconvened on Tuesday 18 October.
TSSA have since been informed that Network Rail are looking to postpone talks further, possibly until next week (week beginning 24 October 2022).
TSSA are disappointed that there seems to be a lack of urgency from the company to press ahead with talks.
TSSA are, as always, available for meaningful discussions around looking at ways to settle the ongoing dispute.