Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2015 – Network Rail

18 December 2014

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL (Maintenance, Operations, Customer Services and Role Clarity Bands 5 to 8

Our Ref BR4/0001 & BR5/0001

 

Circular No IR/336/14

 

18th December 2014

 

TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCIL AND REGIONAL OFFICES

 

Dear Colleagues

 

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL (Maintenance, Operations, Customer Services and Role Clarity Bands 5 to 8)

 

I write to advise branches that myself and our National Operations Council and National Maintenance Council representatives met with Network Rail today to discuss the 2015 pay claims. The company has now tabled the following four year offers:-

 

Maintenance

 

2015

 

An increase of "up to 2%” on basis of discussions and agreement on the following productivity issues:-

 

  • Annual leave to be booked in hours rather than days

 

  • S&T teams to be sized by task. Minimum 3 person team levels to be removed.

 

  • Removing the guaranteed day free from duty to attend a medical.

 

  • Ending the Stood Off arrangements.

 

2016,2017,2018

 

A CPI level of inflation increase to basic rates of pay over a three year period. RPI  will not be used to calculate inflation as in previous pay deals.

 

Operations

 

2015

 

An increase of "up to 2%"  on basis of discussions  and agreement on the following productivity issues:-

 

  • A review of the National Rostering Principles on the following issues by April 2015:-

 

Removal of 12 hour shifts

Clarification of the Additional Hour provision

Change to the 48 hour notice period for Relief and Flexible Signallers

Annual Leave to be booked in hours rather than days

 

  • A Review and Harmonisation of Overtime Rates
  • Removing the guaranteed day free from duty to attend a medical.
  • Ending the Stood Off arrangements.

 

2016, 2017, 2018

 

A CPI level of inflation increase to basic rates of pay over a three year period. RPI  will not be used to calculate inflation as in previous pay deals.

 

Network rail did confirm that they did not propose to extend the No Compulsory redundancy agreement which currently applies for all grades in Maintenance, Operations, Customer Services and Bands 5 to 8 would not be extended however the existing arrangement will continue to apply for the duration of the pay talks. Network Rail has not yet responded to a number of the items in our formal pay submissions but we expect full and detailed proposals in the very near future.

 

Our Position

 

We advised Management that we are totally opposed to any changes to members terms and conditions as we do not agree that productively should form part of your pay award, we also advised them that we did not accept the change to CPI (Consumer Price Index) from PRI (Retail Price Index) this being a cynical way of lessening the award. As you would expect we also asked for a clear unambiguous guarantee on job security.

 

We obviously need to give proper consideration to our position and discuss the offer with our second stage representatives, both operations and Maintenance, and I am arranging for a meeting to be held at this office on Monday 12th January to discuss the proposals. Having taken into account the views of the representatives we will then have a further meeting with Network Rail on Wednesday 21st January. I will of course keep you advised of developments.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary

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