Rail workers are voting on an improved pay offer aimed at averting the threat of industrial action.
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The union members, who work on track renewals, maintenance and upgrades, had voted in favour of industrial action.
The TSSA said the new offer includes a 2% pay rise for 2020, and 1.5% from April this year. It marks a significant improvement on Balfour Beatty’s original offer which would have seen workers receive no pay rise for 2020 at a time when the company was making close on £50m profit and awarding bonuses of £2m to senior managers.
TSSA general secretary Manuel Cortes said: “Our TSSA members have shown that they will not be walked over by bully boy bosses, even in a global pandemic. 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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