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May 6, 2014 - ECOs are required to develop and carry out user acceptance testing on the new SCADA system. • ECOS will engage in training on the new ...
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Matt Barrow Transport Salaried Staffs’ Associations Walkden House 10 Melton Street London NW1 2EJ

The Quadrant:MK Elder Gate Milton Keynes MK9 1EN

Our Reference: ERJG574 6 May 2014 Dear Matt Electrical Control Consolidation and Restructuring Following negotiations with nominated Representatives from your Union, the RMT and Unite, we are writing to outline our proposal for the consolidation and restructuring of the Electrical Control Operator (ECO) grading and pay structure. This proposal is structured into a package of measures with two phases which must be considered together. Phase One  All current Electrical Control Operator Grades will be uplifted by a Phase One increase of 5.75% effective from 1st January 2014  ECOs must mentor and coach other ECOs. The ECO job description will be amended to reflect this and the current voluntary skills adviser allowance will be removed  ECOs are required to develop and carry out user acceptance testing on the new SCADA system  ECOS will engage in training on the new SCADA platform  All historic claims for pensions and grade restructuring will be removed  The current Electrical Control grading structure is unique. Route kilometres and power consumption are no longer an appropriate method of grading an Electrical Control Operators role. We propose to engage with your nominated representatives to develop a new grading structure for ROC ECOs. When designed and agreed this grading structure will apply when ECOs transfer to Rail Operating Centres  We will receive nominated representatives from your union who will attend a series of monthly meetings in 2014 to design and develop the ROC ECO Grading Structure

Phase Two Once the new Grading Structure has been developed with your nominated Representatives and agreement to this new Grading Structure is reached through our collective bargaining machinery, all ECOs will receive the Phase 2 increase of 1% increase to their Phase 1 ECO Grade. This increase will be backdated to 1st January 2014 and paid in arrears in the next available payroll run

Attached below is a table summarising the proposed phase one and phase two increases for current ECO Grades.

Salary (£) Electric Control Operator  Grades

01‐Jan‐14

ECO 1

37,371

£39,520.00

2,149.00

39,915.00

395.00

ECO 2

39,647

£41,927.00

2,280.00

42,346.00

419.00

ECO 3

40,994

£43,351.00

2,357.00

43,785.00

434.00

ECO 4

42,344

£44,779.00

2,435.00

45,227.00

448.00

ECO 5

43,701

£46,214.00

2,513.00

46,676.00

462.00

ECO 6

45,144

£47,740.00

2,596.00

48,217.00

477.00

ECO 7

46,495

£49,168.00

2,673.00

49,660.00

492.00

ECO 8

47,845

£50,596.00

2,751.00

51,102.00

506.00

ECO Grade Phase  Phase 1  1 5.75% Increase (£)

ECO Grade  Phase 2  1%

Phase 2  Increase (£)

Pensionable pay for these proposed grades is subject to the rules of the relevant pension scheme. Following receipt of your acceptance to both phases of this proposal, all Electrical Control Operators will receive the Phase 1 increase of 5.75% to their current ECO grade. This increase will be backdated to 1st January 2014 and paid in arrears in the next available payroll run We look forward to receiving your response at the earliest opportunity. Yours sincerely,

Joanne Gill Employee Relations Specialist