Circular No: IR/693/13
Our Ref: BR2/0001/SWT; BR2/0001/IL; BR2/0001/CC; BR2/0001/ATW
27th November 2013
TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS & REGIONAL OFFICES
ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS CIRCULAR:
South West Trains (BR2/0001/SWT)
Island Line (BR2/0001/IL)
Cross Country (BR2/0001/CC)
Arriva Trains Wales (BR2/0001/ATW)
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2013 – South West Trains
In line with Union Policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions has been submitted. The Regional Organiser has met with the company and the following offer has been made:-
· A one-year offer of 3% on basic rates of pay or £600, whichever is greater, effective from 7th October 2013.
· London & South East Allowances will remain at the current rates.
The pay offer also includes the former DB Schenker staff transferred to SWT in September 2013. These grades will, receive a pro rata percentage increase relating to the date of their 2014 pay anniversary date (1st January 2014 for Engineering team members, 1st April 2014 for Fitters & OTMs and 1st July 2014 for FAMS assistants).
The next pay review for these grades would then align with other SWT grades in October 2014
The offer is the subject of a referendum which opened on Tuesday 26th November and it closes on Thursday 17th December. If you have any South West Trains members in your branch and they do not receive their voting paper, please ask them to ring the helpline or alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org