Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) have voted to accept offers from rail companies.
Employees have been involved in strikes in the ongoing dispute over pay, job security and working conditions.
The union announced today that members had agreed on an offer from rail companies.
This means that the TSSA will formally accept the offers and inform the rail companies that the ballots have been withdrawn to allow the industrial action to continue.
The union will start discussions with the employers on the details of the implementation of all the principles and obligations contained in the agreement.
A TSSA spokesman said: “This is a clear decision by our members that will end our longstanding dispute – something that could have happened months ago had the government not been adamant.
“The incredible determination we have seen from our members has resulted in a significantly improved two year salary agreement, no redundancy commitments, improved redeployment opportunities, as well as full consultation on proposed ticket office reforms and any changes to terms and conditions Conditions.
“Thanks to the great commitment of our members in all railway companies, they have won a better future together and can rightly be proud of their commitment in this historic dispute.
The offer includes
- A two-year salary agreement for 2022/2023 and 2023/2024, providing for a 5 per cent increase or a minimum increase of £1,750 in the first year and a further 4 per cent increase in the second year.
- No operational terminations of employees in the grades directly affected by the staffing changes (see below) from the date of the Agreement through December 31, 2024.
- The grades directly affected by the staffing changes are: – All station related grades, all on board grades including catering and train crew, all administrative grades, all fleet and engineering grades. All Revenue Protection and Train Service Controller grades are deemed to be included for purposes of the redundancy obligation.
- Voluntary Redundancy Scheme (VRS) – provides the terms set out in the RIRG Enabling Framework Agreement in 2021 to allow affected employees the opportunity to leave the industry should they wish to request it.
‘We will continue to hold rail companies and government to account as the UK needs a fully operational rail network at the heart of our green industrial future and as a means of rebuilding our economy from the Covid pandemic.’
The following companies are involved in the new service: Avanti West Coast, C2C, Chiltern Railways, Cross Country, East Midlands Railway, Govia Thameslink Railway, Greater Anglia, Great Western Railway, London North Eastern Railway, Northern Trains Limited, South Eastern Railway, South Western Railway, Trans Pennine Express, West Midlands trains.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/02/24/rail-workers-union-accepts-pay-deal-after-long-running-dispute-18343488/ Railway union accepts wage deal after long-running dispute