Balfour Beatty rail workers offered new pay deal

Grant Prior 8 months ago
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Balfour Beatty has made an improved pay offer to rail workers on its Central Rail System Alliance contract following the threat of strike action.

The move has been welcomed by the TSSA union whose members had voted by over 90% for industrial action.

The pay offer includes a 2% increase for 2020 – backdated in full to April 1st 2020 – to be paid in a lump sum and 1.5% with effect from 1st April 2021.

It marks a significant improvement on Balfour Beatty’s original offer which would have seen workers receive no pay rise for 2020.

TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes said: “Balfour Beatty’s original offer was a slap in the face for our members who went above and beyond for the company last year. I’m glad that Balfour Beatty have realised their mistake and made a significantly improved offer which we will now put to our members to vote on.

“It’s been a difficult time for everyone, but if our members in any company aren’t treated fairly we won’t hesitate to call industrial action.”

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