Following a series of discussions with Network Rail, we are writing to inform members that we have received two separate improved offers. One for Bands 1-4, the other for Bands 5 to 8 (and equivalent) and Controllers.
Bands 5 to 8 (and equivalent) and Controller Representatives met earlier today and agreed that we should put the offer to members, so you can take a view and have your say.
Members will be well aware that we have an industrial action mandate, including strike action for Bands 5-8 (and equivalent) and Controllers.
If you tell us you wish to accept the offer, we will inform the company of your decision.
If you tell us you want to reject the offer, we will issue formal notice to Network Rail that we intend to take strike action.
This will align us with your colleagues and fellow members in the 11 TOCs we served industrial action notice to yesterday. We are legally obliged to give a minimum 14 days notice for industrial action, therefore, the referendum will be issued this week, and will close at 12 noon on 4 August.
Full details of the offer will be sent to all relevant members as soon as we have everything in writing, and contained within one document from the employer.
The referendum will be held electronically and members will receive further details on the offer along with an invitation to vote within the next 48 hours.
Bands 1-4 Representatives will be meeting later this week to consider the improved offer and deciding if it is worth putting to the members for review.
Further communications will follow very shortly.
Please ensure we have your correct email address for the referendum by logging in to MyTSSA or informing our membership team.