11th October 2019
Our Ref: BR2/0001/GA
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2019 – Greater Anglia
In line with union policy, a pay claim was submitted to the company for a substantial increase in pay and improvements to conditions of service. The Lead Officer met with the company and the following offer has been received:-
· With effect from the agreed April / May anniversary dates, a 2.5% increase will apply to all basic rates and dynamic allowances for Revenue Protection, Customer Service (Retail), Train Presentation, Conductor and HQ Grades.
· As in previous years, Greater Anglia will continue to be mindful of the London/Living Wage and will adjust the pay of those that do not fall within the criteria as necessary.
In addition to the above the following applies on a Grade by Grade basis:-
The wording Conductors existing terms and conditions will be amended as follows:-
1st/2nd in the book guaranteed leave
Guaranteed odd days leave arrangements to operate Monday to Saturday as follows:
· Depots of 1-20 conductors - Nil guaranteed leave
· Depots of 21-49 conductors – 1st in book guaranteed
· Depots of 50+ conductors – 1st and 2nd in the book guaranteed
These arrangements would apply to all Conductor depots, but they would also replace the current arrangements for rest day movement prior to block leave, which operates at former GE depots.
Forced Leave for Anglia Conductors. It is agreed that forced leave for Anglia Conductors will not be in operation, other than for 25th and 26th December.
Commission Discussions shall continue at Company Council level (with the attendance of the Full Time Officer if requested).
Management agree to continue to examine the practicality of bringing forward a productivity proposal in respect of Gateline colleagues that could potentially enhance their terms and conditions. Any proposals will be brought to the Company Council for discussion.
Management agree to discuss this item through the Company Council with the purpose of exploring the Team Leader Grade job title in relation to the duties carried out.
After careful consideration, the union’s National Executive Committee has instructed me to inform the company of our acceptance of the offer. This instruction has been carried out and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity.
Negotiations have been a long and drawn out process and at some points it seemed like a satisfactory conclusion could not be reached. Therefore, I would like to place on record my appreciation to all those involved in bringing about this resolution.