Two formal offers for TSSA members in train operators are being considered by the union. However, a ballot on strike action was started on 1 February.
The offer is a two-year pay deal covering 2022/23 and 2023/24 with a 5% or £1,750 rise in the first year – whichever is greater – and a further 4% in the second year. No compulsory redundancies will be made in station-based, on-board, administration, fleet and engineering, and revenue protection and train service controller grades. A Voluntary Redundancy Scheme will allow staff to leave the industry should they wish to apply to do so.
TSSA Organising Director Luke Chester said there had been progress in talks and that the offers cover all of its members involved in the dispute. He added: ‘We will now work with our Reps to fully consider whether the terms being offered are fair, and good enough to put to members in a vote.’