Our Ref: BR2/0001/EMT-FG
16th October 2018
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2018 - East Midlands Trains Fleet Grades
Referring to our previous correspondence where I advised you of the result of the referendum, I write again to update you on the latest developments.
Further talks have taken place and the following offer has been tabled:-
Final Offer -2018 Pay Award
• A final ‘no productivity items’ offer is to increase base salaries by 3.6% or £650 if greater, and to increase all allowances by 3.6%. These increases, if agreed, will take effect from 1st April 2018.
• As previously stated, RPI was 3.6% in February 2018 and in accordance with the rules of the East Midlands Section of Railway Pensions Scheme, a pension pay cap of 4.15% applies to all increases in pensionable pay between 1st April 2018 and the 31st March 2019.
• The Derby Re-Signalling project, which resulted in significant disruption throughout the Derby blockade period, is now ended. In appreciation of the contribution made by members in making this project a success, the company is proposing to make a one-off non-contractual and discretionary bonus award of £125 gross. This bonus award would be subject to statutory deductions for tax and National Insurance.
The offer has been considered by your National Executive Committee (NEC) and it has rejected the offer as it still does not meet our aspirations. The company have been advised of our rejection and we are pressing for urgent talks to resolve the matter.