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RMT has received new pay offer from train operators, union says

The Guardian
19 January 2023 (UK)

Companies have made a ‘final offer’ to union including pay rise of 9% over two years

Train operators have made a fresh offer to the RMT union of a 9% rise over two years for onboard crew and station staff, raising hopes of a breakthrough in the long-running pay dispute.

The increased pay package has watered down controversial clauses that resulted in the RMT immediately rejecting a deal from the Rail Delivery Group (RDG), representing train operators, in December.

The RMT leader Mick Lynch said he would put the proposed deal to the union’s executive committee. However, the union warned that some of the reforms could lead to widespread ticket office closures, which it did not support.

Talks have been ongoing in London this week between the RMT and RDG as well as separately with Network Rail.

The RDG said it had made a “best and final offer” including a pay rise of 4% from this January and 5% (or a minimum £1,750 rise) backdated to January 2022.


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