Our Ref: BR2/0001/EMT-FG
17th October 2018
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2018
East Midlands Trains Fleet Grades
As per my correspondence of yesterday, I write to you again to advise that fresh talks have taken place and the following improved 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 £200 gross. This bonus award would be subject to statutory deductions for tax and National Insurance.
You will note that the Bonus Award has been increased to £200 but the actual offer remains the same. The offer is currently being considered by your representatives and I will keep you advised of further developments.