Harmonisation of Infrastructure Terms & Conditions - Network Rail
RMT Circular No: IR/105/08 April 18, 2008
Further to previous circulars on the above matter, a meeting has been held between your union and management to discuss further the harmonisation process and to inform the company of the rejection of their proposals by our members.
It was also made clear to management that this union’s aspirations on harmonisation remains as it has been from the strategy which was adopted by the Special Engineering Grades Conference in 2006 and then endorsed by the General Grades Committee. A report of the discussions held between your union and management was given to the GGC this week and the following decision has been taken:
“That we note the resolution from our Bristol Rail Branch and instruct the G.S. to write to the branch thanking them for their views, which will considered further at the appropriate time.
Further, we note the report from the AGS. The G.S. is instructed to inform the company that we are now in dispute on this issue and to ballot all our members employed by Network Rail in the grades of Infrastructure Maintainers, Supervisory Staff, Technical Grades and Administrative staff for strike action and/or action short of strike action.
Further, the G.S. is instructed to inform NR that we wish to harmonise the pay anniversary dates for our NR Infrastructure and Operations members.
Finally, we agree to meet with the Chairs and Secretaries of our Area Councils on Wednesday 23rd April to brief them on this matter. Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.”
I will of course keep you fully informed about the timetable for the ballot and all other developments in this matter.