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Ballot at Network Rail

Issue No. 2261

Thousands of managers and technicians at Network Rail are to ballot for strikes for equal pay.

The TSSA rail workers’ union claims that female staff are paid £4,000 a year less than male staff in the same grade. The union said that the firm had refused to carry out a fair pay audit and imposed a 2.5 percent pay rise on white collar staff, while other employees got 5.2 percent.

The ballot ends on 18 August and a strike would hit stations in London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leeds.

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Tue 19 Jul 2011, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2261
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