RMT rail union staff have loved inflation-busting pay rises for ten of the final 13 years, figures reveal.
Knowledge obtained by the Every day Mail exhibits signallers and observe staff have seen their pay balloon by greater than 36 per cent between 2009 and 2021.
Over the identical interval, the Shopper Value Index (CPI) price of inflation rose by 28 per cent. However, in some years, the employees loved will increase greater than double what the common CPI price was. In 2020, the common price was 0.9 per cent however staff received 2.1 per cent pay rises.
In 2014, the figures have been 1.5 per cent and three.1 per cent respectively, and in 2012 they have been 2.8 per cent and 5.7 per cent.
RMT rail union staff have loved inflation-busting pay rises for ten of the final 13 years
It undermines RMT boss Mick Lynch’s claims that his staff are on the breadline and that his marketing campaign shouldn’t be about class battle. The RMT didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Mr Lynch has rejected a 9 per cent pay rise provide over two years, together with a assure of no obligatory redundancies till January 2025.
Two different unions representing Community Rail staff, TSSA and Unite, have accepted an analogous provide.
However the RMT needs increased pay rises according to inflation, at the moment round 11 per cent.
Polls present assist for rail strikes is fading, with extra of the general public now opposed than backing them.
Mr Lynch has rejected a 9 per cent pay rise provide over two years, together with a assure of no obligatory redundancies till January 2025
Final week, the Mail revealed how 250 signallers and observe upkeep employees for Community Rail earn £100,000 or extra.
We additionally revealed how 650 observe upkeep employees earned greater than £80,000.
Round 1 / 4 earnt £60,000 or extra – greater than double the £27,055 a newly certified nurse earns and much increased than the £34,000 common nursing wage.
The common complete earnings for a signaller have been just below £56,000 and £50,000 for observe upkeep employees.
The quantities embody base wage, time beyond regulation, relaxation day working and allowances for doing unsociable hours.
Round 80 per cent of the 20,000 or so observe upkeep staff and signallers at Community Rail are members of the RMT.