Network Rail in UK offers workers Pay Cut and Redundancy – while giving Management 40% rise

by SKWAWKBOX (SW) 12/07/2022 via thefreeonline

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RMT executive will ‘consider’ new offer. Not hard to guess what the answer will be

The government’s wholly-owned subsidiary Network Rail has delivered a ‘revised’ pay offer to the RMT union.

The RMT has received an offer from Network Rail which our NEC will consider tomorrow morning
It amounts to a real terms pay cut over the next two years and will involve cutting a third of all frontline maintenance roles and 50% of all scheduled maintenance work.

There will also be an expectation of unsocial hours and lower pay across the board.

Network Rail have offered high level managers in bands 1-3 a more than 40% hike in return for adopting modest flexibility in comparison to RMT members RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said:

“Our NEC will have to make a decision on this offer tomorrow.

“But Network Rail and the train operating companies need to understand that RMT has done deals with both London Underground and recently Merseyrail that were well in excess of what our members are being offered here.

“Our members have lost thousands of pounds in earnings due to a pay freeze in recent years and they refuse to be short-changed again.

We will not hesitate to call further strike action and seek to coordinate with Aslef and TSSA, if the rail industry will not seek a negotiated settlement with us.”

A this meeting afternoon With and the both train issues operating will be companies dealt with will by take our NEC place tomorrow.



It’s not hard to imagine what the RMT’s ‘considered’ response will be, and rightly so. Absolute solidarity with rail workers and all workers fighting – in the shameful absence of any meaningful political opposition by the ‘Labour’ party, which in fact is actively betraying working people and siding with the exploiters – against the continued war on working people, their jobs, families and living standards.

Watch a rail worker explain the reality of what workers are striking for and against here.

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