Unite has suspended the work to rule which began on June 5th at the Bombardier depots in East Ham and Shoeburyness which maintain the C2C rail franchise – Liverpool St to Southend.
The suspension is from June 25th 1400 hours to July 1st 2100 hours to enable rostres to be finalized.
Thus far industrial action has secured an increase in base pay for 1st February 2104 of 4% backdated and a further 2 year deal of;
• An increase to base pay and allowance of 3%, all consolidated into base pay and effective 1st February 2015 (and backdated to 1st February 2015). This is in respect of the 2015 Pay Award.
• A further increase to base pay and allowance of 3%, all consolidated into base pay and effective 1st February 2016. This is in respect of the 2016 Pay Award.
• A reduction in the working week from the current 42 hours to 40 hours with no impact on pay or holiday. This change would be effective immediately on agreement of the rosters as per our discussions.
• Also, acceptance by the company of the current custom and practice around booking holidays by days (rather than by hours as is common at other Bombardier UK sites). This acceptance is valid for the duration of the Pay Deal in this agreement; i.e. valid up until 1st February 2017. Bombardier also accept that this does not signify an agreement to move to an hours booking system on that date, only that it signifies that to not move to that system at any point before 1st February 2017.
Talks resume at noon on Friday 26th June at St Pancras.