RMT Asks Members to Reject Alstom's Below-Inflation Pay Offer

General Grades Committee decision:

We note the latest offer from Alstom Metro Trains:
• year 1: 4% increase on basic pay
• year 2: 4% increase on basic pay
• up to £400 Olympic bonus
• proposals on travel costs and appraisal interviews

We note that this offer does not meet our claim or our members’ aspirations, as it:
• is below RPI for this year
• may well be below RPI for next year
• compares badly to other pay awards in the region
• does not adequately reward our members for working during the Olympics, as the £400 bonus is small, and so loaded with conditions that few will receive the full amount

We therefore accept our Regional Organiser’s recommendation to conduct a referendum of members recommending that they reject this offer. We instruct the General Secretary to send a personal letter to all members outlining our reasons for recommending rejection.

LU Fleet branch and London Transport Regional Council to be advised.

What is a National Executive Committee decision?

This article is an 'executive decision' which has been written by the RMT National Executive Committee. The National Executive is the union's governing body in between AGMs. Its decisions set out what the union will do on a particular issue.

These decisions can often be brief, and may be one of several passed over a period of time. To get a better understanding or find out more information about what the RMT is doing, speak to your rep or attend your branch or Regional Council meeting.