Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2020 – Great Western Railway

Our Ref: BR2/0001/GWR

1st December 2020

Dear Colleague,

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2020 – Great Western Railway

Referring to my previous correspondence dated 16th October 2020, I write to update you on the latest developments. You will recall that your National Executive Committee (NEC) instructed me to contact GWR to express our concerns that the delay to the pay negotiations has reached unacceptable levels and that we wanted a clear timetable as to when talks will begin.

Your Lead Officer has had further talks on 19th November but the company was unable to give us any indication as to when a decision is likely to be made by the DfT nor whether authority to commence negotiations will even be provided at all.

Your NEC has considered the matter further and it has instructed me to carry out the following instructions:-

• To raise the matter of outstanding pay & conditions claims at the Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum (RICF) seeking a clear assurance that negotiations will commence without delay.

• To raise this issue directly with the DfT seeking assurances regarding both outstanding and pending pay claims.

• To create a new file titled “RMT Coordinated Strategy on Pay and Conditions” and place this before the NEC at the earliest opportunity.

I will keep you advised of further developments.

Yours sincerely




Mick Cash
General Secretary