2 February 2017
RMT Press Office:
Rail union RMT secures inflation-proof two year pay deal for 25,000 Network Rail staff
RAIL UNION RMT today secured a two year pay deal for 25,000 Network Rail staff which will protect members from future inflation, guarantee no compulsory redundancies and hike London Allowances by 29%. The deal has been agreed today by RMT’s Executive.
The details of the deal are:
1. Network Rail commits to pay all employees in the bargaining groups a consolidated increase equal to: -
a. RPI as at November 2016 (published December 2016), on basic pay with effect from 1st January 2017.
b. RPI as at November 2017 (published December 2017), on basic pay with effect from 1st January 2018.
NB: The November 2016 RPI figure was 2.2%
2. All those currently in receipt of inner and outer London Allowances will have these allowances increased by 29%. The definitions of these allowances will be based on the mileages according to employees’ terms and conditions of employment.
No Compulsory Redundancies
3. Network Rail guaranteed no compulsory redundancies across all members of these bargaining groups until 31st December 2018.
RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:
“This deal shows that an organised and determined workforce can secure pay offers that protect both jobs and wages at a time of nationwide cuts and austerity. It is a tribute the solidarity of our members, the strength of RMT’s organisation and the skill of our negotiators.”