“Following a weekend of intensive pay negotiations with our union, we have RMT, TSSA and Unite. “
It will backdate a 5% pay rise to early 2022, with a minimum annual base salary of £1,750 and a maximum of £3,500.
For 2023, Network Rail proposes a 4% increase.
The group said it would guarantee no mandatory redundancies until Jan. 31, 2025, and improve its air ticket discount scheme for staff and family members.
That appears to be a better deal than RDG, which represents the train operator, is offering.8% offer over two years with no mandatory redundancies until April 2024 Quickly rejected by RMT union.
The RDG proposals depend on what employers say are “important and long overdue changes to working arrangements necessary to secure the industry’s future”.
These include changes the RMT has long opposed, including the closure of station ticket offices and driver-operated train doors, known as DOO.
In rejecting the RDG proposal, union secretary Mick Lynch said: “We have rejected this proposal as it does not meet any of our criteria for a settlement of long-term job security, decent wage increases and protection of working conditions.
“If this plan is implemented, it will mean not only the loss of thousands of jobs, but the use of unsafe practices like DOO and chronically understaffed our railroads.”
The next round of national strikes is scheduled for December 13-14 and 16-17, followed by January 3-4 and 6-7. In addition, the RMT union will ban overtime from December 18 to January 2.
Unless some kind of agreement is reached by Tuesday, December 6, train cancellations will begin.
If the shutdown goes ahead, it would constitute the largest sustained industrial action on a railroad since 1989. The RMT has called an 11-day national strike so far this year. In October, a three-day strike was called off at short notice, but widespread damage was still felt for a week.
A significant proportion of trains could run on strike days if the union accepts the Network Rail deal. In previous rounds of industrial action, the main restriction on services was the strike by Network Rail signalmen.
During the nationwide strike earlier this year, around half of the UK rail network was shut down, while the rest only operated between 7.30am and 6.30pm.
Several other controversies are ongoing. White-collar staff working for several train operators are planning to strike, while Eurostar security staff have announced a strike ahead of Christmas.
Train drivers working for about a dozen rail companies – including intercity giants Avanti West Coast, GWR and LNER – have staged five days of nationwide action so far.
Regionally, a flurry of industrial action, from overtime bans to local strikes, is causing further disruption, with Eurostar likely to be hit by a strike by security staff on its busiest day before Christmas.
Jake Kelly, Network Rail’s Director of Operations, said: “The RMT will bring unprecedented and sustained rail disruption to our country, our passengers and our industry, which will have a huge impact on businesses and our businesses throughout the festive period. economy.
“The rail industry has made good progress in its planning and will do what it can to provide as many services as possible over the Christmas and New Year period. But passengers need to be prepared for weeks of disruption caused by the course of action chosen by the RMT Prepare.”