INDUSTRIAL ACTION CALLED!
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2015 – NETWORK RAIL
A meeting was held today with our Network Rail Area Council reps to discuss the latest pay proposals from Network Rail. (Copy attached). The clear view of the meeting was that the new offer was unacceptable and therefore the General Grades Committee has called Network Rail members to take strike action as follows:-
Members are instructed Not to Book on for Duty for any shifts that Start between:-
- 17.00 hours on Thursday 4th June 2015 and 16.59 hours Friday 5th June 2015
- 17.00 hours on Tuesday 9th June 2015 and 16.59 hours Thursday 11th June 2015
In addition, members are instructed not to work any overtime, additional hours, extended shifts nor carry out any callouts between:
- 00.01 hours on Saturday 6th June 2015 and 23.59 Friday 12th June 2015.
There are no exceptions to this instruction, all Network Rail members (excluding Band 1 to 4 staff and Managers who have not been balloted) are instructed to take this action.
Detailed information on how this action will affect members in the form of a Frequently asked Questions Document will be circulated to individual members very shortly. As regards picket lines, detailed guidance has already been circulated to Regional Offices for distribution. Picket lines will be coordinated locally.
The solidarity and determination of members in this dispute has been incredible and I urge Network Rail members keep up the fight and stand shoulder to shoulder with their colleagues on the days of action. It is abundantly clear from the views of the reps at the meeting that Network Rail’s offer simply isn’t good enough and we demand nothing less than a substantial improvement.
I will keep branches fully informed of developments.
Helpline – Operating Hours
Due to the forthcoming Network Rail industrial action, the National Helpline (0800 376 3706) will be operating extended operating hours which are as follows:-
Monday 1st June 2015 until Wednesday 3rd June 2015 – 08.00 to 20.00
08.00 Thursday 4th June 2015 until 20.00 Friday 5th June the Helpline will be open permanently.
Please note that these extended hours are to deal with queries from members relating to the Network Rail Dispute. Members are welcome to continue contacting the helpline during office hours for all other matters.