TSSA members at Siemens Mobility today voted to accept the company’s revised pay offer. The original offer was narrowly rejected last month, however after negotiations with TSSA representatives, the company tabled a new deal which - although the headline figure of 6% was not increased - included a significant number of people in the pay award who had previously been excluded.
Given that many more TSSA members (who were balloted in BOTH votes) now would potentially benefit from this pay rise, representatives agreed to allow members to vote again on the new offer.
TSSA takes note of comments that were made the via the ballot that there is no improvement in the percentage figure in the second offer and it is below the current rate of inflation, however representatives believe that this was the best offer available via negotiations, as management had refused to increase the figure on several occasions.
It should also be accepted that this is an enhanced offer achieved by negotiation, as TSSA aspires to gain a benefit for the many and not for the few.
Please be aware that TSSA will alert Siemens Mobility to both the comments you have made and the fact that 73% of you wished to be balloted for industrial action had the ballot been rejected.
Details of the most recent ballot are below:
ACCEPT the offer: 55%
REJECT the offer: 45%