Our Ref BR5/2/1
10th August 2018
TO ALL ROSTER CLERKS AND RESOURCE MANAGERS AT NETWORK RAIL
RE-EVALUATION OF ROSTER CLERKS AND RESOURCE MANAGERS – NETWORK RAIL
As you may be aware, RMT in recent months entered into detailed discussions with Network Rail seeking a regrading of Roster Clerks from a Band 6 to Band 5. A new job description was proposed for our 69 Roster Clerk members that more accurately reflects the current role that has altered considerably since the original JD was agreed. As a consequence of the re-evaluation of Roster Clerks, there was a need to re-evaluate the Resourcing Manager role as they act as their line managers.
A report from our National Operations Council Representatives was this week considered by the union’s National Executive Committee giving an update on the National Principles Meeting held on 21st June 2018. They confirm that Roster Clerks have been re-evaluated from a Band 6 to Band 5 and Resourcing Managers have been re-evaluated from Band 5 to a Band 4b. This will result in 13 Resourcing Managers moving out of the General Grades Bargaining Group and into the Management Bargaining Group. They will receive the 2017/2018 management pay award effective from 1st July 2018, based on a collective performance rating of good. Any current Resourcing Manager who wishes to stay in the General Grades Bargaining Group will have the option of moving to another Band 5 role. No-one will be forced to go to the Band 4 graded role.
In addition we requested a pay benchmarking exercise be undertaken into the Roster Clerks role and this has resulted in agreed a minimum starting salary for all 69 Roster Clerks of £25,000 pa. This means an immediate increase in salary of £6000 p.a for 49 Roster Clerks who are currently earning £19,000 pa. The formal consultation process has now concluded and 1 to 1 meetings will be taking place with all affected employees where the new job description can be signed.
The NEC has considered this matter and noted in particular the major increase in pay that has resulted for our Roster Clerk members. In addition they have noted the important assurance from Network Rail that Roster Clerks and Resource Managers will have the right to remain on their current terms and conditions if they wish to do so. Therefore the NEC has instructed me to inform the company of our acceptance of these proposals. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our representatives for their sterling work in substantially improving the pay and terms and conditions of our members.