TSSA is now in dispute with Network Rail across all Bands and Grades over the lack of any meaningful response to our pay claim submitted in December 2021.
TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes wrote to Network Rail on 8 April 2022 seeking clear assurances that:
Pay increases negotiated between my union and your company in 2022 will be no less than the appropriate RPI measure of inflation;
There will be no changes to the terms and conditions of my members during 2022 without the agreement of my union; and
There will be no compulsory redundancies involving members of my union in 2022.
Clear assurances on these matters have not been received. This is clearly not acceptable to our members who have gone two years and more without a pay increase. As Manuel stated last week:
“Rail workers have kept our vital public transport services running throughout the coronavirus pandemic, yet they face uncertain job security and see wages falling behind the rising cost of living. We cannot stand by and let this happen.
“The least our railway workers deserve is a pay rise matching the cost-of-living increase and guarantees that their jobs are safe. As none of the companies are prepared to give those assurances, we find ourselves in dispute over these vital bread and butter issues.”
Therefore, we are now in dispute with Network Rail. To discuss what this means and what our next steps are in the fight for a fair pay increase and job security for our members, including potential industrial action, look out for the invite for the TSSA Network Rail members Teams Live events on 5 May 2022.
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