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2015-05-15 NET-001
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Network Rail responds to RMT strike announcement

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Network Rail

Network Rail responds to RMT strike announcement

15 May 2015
source Network Rail
type Press release

Mark Carne, Network Rail chief executive, said: “This strike is deliberately timed to cause maximum disruption to families trying to enjoy the half-term break and millions more returning to work after the bank holiday. I find it deplorable that the RMT can hold the travelling public to ransom in this way.

“This week we have been talking to ACAS to try to get the RMT back around the table. The public knows only too well that our railway must improve. We want to work with the unions so that we can reward our staff through improved productivity.”

On the issue of Network Rail’s ‘profits’, Mark Carne continued: “The RMT say we can afford more than what’s on offer. What they don’t say is that Network Rail is a public service body and that all profits are reinvested in building a bigger, better, more reliable railway. Any pay increase comes from the pockets of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.”


Note to editors:

Details of RMT industrial action:

Action short of strike by not working any overtime or additional hours or any extended shifts and by not undertaking any call-outs for 48 hours between 00.01am on Monday 25 May and 11.59pm on Tuesday 26 May.
24 hours of strike action by not booking on for duty on any shift from 5pm on Monday 25 May until 4.59pm on 26 May.
Who is covered by the current pay dispute?

This dispute affects around 25,000 of our people across maintenance, operations, administrative and corporate functions, as well as controllers.

What has Network Rail offered?

All 25,000 people have been offered:

A lump sum payment in 2015 of £500;
Pay increases matching RPI in 2016, 2017 and 2018;
A guarantee that if RPI falls below zero, their pay will not fall;
A guarantee that none of 19,500 people (all grades except Bands 5-8) will be made redundant against their wishes in 2015 or 2016; and
A commitment to long-term job security through retraining and redeployment from 2017 onwards for any of those people who want to stay at Network Rail.


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