Posted 16th December 2022 | No Comments

TSSA accepts Network Rail offer; RMT agrees to more talks

TSSA members at Network Rail have voted to accept the latest offer.

The union said 85 per cent of its members voted yes, and that 70 per cent of 2,500 members had voted.

The settlement does not end TSSA’s dispute with train operators.

TSSA said the offer is worth a minimum consolidated pay increase of between 9 and 11 per cent, along with guarantees on terms and conditions, and job security until 2025.

Organising director Luke Chester said: ‘This is a decisive result with our members roundly endorsing this offer. It’s great news and a great deal for our members in Network Rail. It just shows what can be done through negotiations when there’s a serious offer on the table.’

Meanwhile, the RMT is going ahead with its latest 48-hour strike today and tomorrow, with more planned in January. It also starts an overtime ban on Sunday which is set to continue until 2 January.

However, it said last night that it had attended talks convened by the rail minister Huw Merrriman, which also included Network Rail and the Rail Delivery Group. The union has agreed to further discussions ‘in order to find resolutions’.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: ‘These meetings will be arranged but in the meantime all industrial action remains in place.’