|Topic:||Network Rail Strike - Thoughts|
|Posted by:||Angus McPhail|
|The package on offer to workers doesn't seem unreasonable - £500 bonus plus RPI in line increases. They already all receive a generous benefits package as part of their existing package which includes: |
1) Subsidised rail travel (75%, up to £2,250 maximum) on rail or underground season tickets, 2) interest-free season ticket loans for travel and car parking 3) 28 days annual leave, plus the option to buy up to two extra days or sell up to five days per year 4) a company bonus scheme 5)a choice of three contributory pension schemes
6) a range of other benefits, including childcare vouchers and volunteer leave.
The RMT are silent on all this and don't actually state what they want and criticise the company for making a £1bn profit and the cessation of the compulsory redundancy scheme two years earlier than planned. Compared to listed FTSE 100 companies their profits aren't actually that high, and most employers now have the flexibility to make staff redundant via an approved consultation process.
The RMT and Network Rail staff seem to be stuck in a 1970's timewarp that they can hold everyone to ransom through a what is an unjustifiable and unreasonable strike.
|Topic||Date Posted||Posted By|
|Network Rail Strike - Thoughts||15/05/15 10:35:00||Angus McPhail|
|Re:Network Rail Strike - Thoughts||15/05/15 11:32:00||Andy Pease|
|Re:Re:Network Rail Strike - Thoughts||15/05/15 20:26:00||Steve Taylor|
|Re:Re:Re:Network Rail Strike - Thoughts||16/05/15 09:12:00||Andy Pease|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Network Rail Strike - Thoughts||18/05/15 09:16:00||Maggie Dodge|
|Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Network Rail Strike - Thoughts||18/05/15 11:20:00||Jonathan Bingham|