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British Rail 1974–1997From Integration to Privatisation$

Terry Gourvish

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199250059

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.001.0001

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(p.488) Appendix G Staff, pay settlements, rates and earnings, paybill costs

(p.488) Appendix G Staff, pay settlements, rates and earnings, paybill costs

Source:
British Rail 1974–1997
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Table G.1 Staff numbers, 1973–94

Year

Railway

Drivers

Footplate

Guards

Traincrew

Station/yard

Conciliation

1973

20,341

27,839

12,242

40,081

34,876

108,545

1974

20,433

27,762

12,214

39,976

36,857

109,199

1975

19,929

26,770

11,998

38,763

37,601

106,737

1976

20,360

27,565

12,528

40,093

34,640

110,720

1977

20,044

26,644

11,965

38,609

33,192

106,690

1978

19,856

26,176

11,737

37,913

33,460

104,457

1979

19,874

26,144

11,884

38,028

33,649

104,813

1980

19,972

25,991

11,849

37,840

29,056

102,531

1981

19,377

25,497

12,028

37,525

26,997

100,412

1982

18,452

23,922

11,558

35,480

24,520

95,093

1983

17,818

22,608

11,209

33,817

23,416

92,011

1984

17,093

21,526

10,892

32,418

22,237

88,847

1985

16,948

20,990

11,009

31,999

19,941

88,695

1986

16,801

20,349

10,738

31,087

19,256

85,006

1987

16,588

19,655

10,361

30,016

18,886

82,216

1988

15,981

18,184

9,562

27,746

18,033

77,176

1989

17,086

8,931

26,017

17,489

73,306

1990

16,839

8,398

25,237

17,038

72,668

1991

16,919

8,210

25,129

16,438

72,184

1992

16,675

7,679

24,354

15,534

65,542

1993

15,765

7,447

23,212

13,780

58,573

1994

14,455

6,688

21,143

12,150

51,974

Railway

Subsidiaries

Group total

Wages

Salaried

Total

BREL

Total

139,809

55,396

195,205

32,420

54,878

250,083

142,656

56,812

199,468

33,746

56,434

255,902

138,347

56,231

194,578

35,268

57,049

251,627

132,543

54,290

186,833

35,459

56,644

243,477

129,726

52,563

182,289

35,677

57,784

240,073

129,876

52,322

182,198

35,644

61,066

243,264

129,394

52,637

182,031

36,236

62,053

244,084

126,110

51,949

178,059

36,567

61,621

239,680

120,408

49,989

170,397

34,648

56,855

227,252

115,378

46,024

161,402

31,098

51,320

212,722

111,132

44,291

155,423

27,661

45,366

200,789

107,366

39,853

147,219

25,377

33,450

180,669

103,162

39,595

142,757

22,816

31,003

173,760

100,303

39,766

140,069

18,517

26,920

166,989

94,679

38,888

133,567

13,116

21,181

154,748

91,810

38,651

130,461

3,896

4,782

135,243

90,102

39,594

129,696

3,809

4,665

134,361

87,554

42,713

130,267

3,908

4,847

135,114

80,611

51,034

131,645

3,895

4,941

136,586

72,193

51,993

124,186

3,413

5,199

129,385

64,241

51,120

115,361

3,119

5,506

120,867

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Table G.2 BRB general pay settlements, conciliation and salaried staff, 1973–94

Due date

Offer

Settled

Details

Apr. 1973

£1 wk + 4%

As offer

Total deal worth 7–9%. In line with incomes policy.

Apr. 1974

7% + 1%

As offer

1% ‘flexibility margin’ related to annual leave and unsocial hours. RSNT 43 found against ASLEF. In line with incomes policy.

Apr. 1975

20%/21.2%

30.0%

RSNT 45 award of 27.5% was rejected by NUR. Settlement allowed for 27.5% from April and 2.5% from August 1975.

Apr. 1976

£6 wk

As offer

Basic rates reduced to April 1975 levels, + £6 per week non‐enhanceable supplement. Rejected by ASLEF but RSNT 47 found in favour of Board. In line with TUC Social Contract.

Apr. 1977

5%

As offer

‘Second earnings supplement’. Subject to £2.50 minimum/£4.00 maximum per week. In line with TUC Social Contract.

Apr. 1978

9.63%

16%

Restored August 1975 basic rates; £6 supplement non‐enhanceable supplement retained but second earnings supplement withdrawn. In line with government guidelines (10% max.).

Apr. 1979

5%

9% + 2%

2% for consolidation of Business Performance Scheme. In addition, £2 of £6.00 non‐enhanceable consolidated. RSNT 66 subsequently ruled that further £2.00 be consolidated in August 1979 and remaining £2.00 in January 1980. Breached government guidelines (5% max.).

Apr. 1980

13% + 4%

20%

Effective May 1980. Included clauses on productivity and restructuring initiatives.

Apr. 1981

7%

8% + 3%

RSNT 75 awarded 8% from April and a further 3% from August 1981. After discussions at ACAS, the 3% was linked to productivity initiatives (see Chapter 5, pp. 157—8).

Apr. 1982

5%

6%

RSNT 78 awarded 6%. Effective from September 1982.

Apr. 1983

4.0%

4.5%

Effective from June 1983.

Apr. 1984

4.0%

4.9%

Apr. 1985

4.25%

4.85%

Rejected by TSSA but RSNT 90 found in favour of the Board.

Apr. 1986

4.5%

5.0%

Apr. 1987

4.0%

4.5%

RSNT 95 found in favour of the Board.

Apr. 1988

4.5%

5.0%

Introduction of non‐enhanceable allowance for lowest grades.

Apr. 1989

6.7%/7.0%

8.8%

RSNT 96 found in favour of TSSA and awarded 8.8%.

Apr. 1990

8.0%/8.5%

9.3%

Effective from May 1990.

Apr. 1991

6.5%/7.0%

7.75%

RSNT 97 awarded 7.75%.

Apr. 1992

4.0%

4.5%

Apr. 1993

1.5%

As offer

Apr. 1994

2.5%

As offer

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Table G.3 basic wage rates for driver, guard, and railman, 1973–94

Effective from

Driver/footplate £

Guard/conductor £

Railman £

Non‐enhanceable £

Apr. 1973

33.00

25.25

21.80

Apr. 1974

35.50

27.30

23.85

Apr. 1974

41.65

31.75

25.65

Apr. 1975

53.10

40.50

32.70

Aug. 1975

54.15

41.30

33.35

Apr. 1976

53.10

40.50

32.70

6.00

Apr. 1977

53.10

40.50

32.70

6.00

Apr. 1978

62.80

47.90

38.70

6.00

Apr. 1979

74.20

55.15

44.95

4.00

Aug. 1979

76.20

57.15

46.95

2.00

May 1980

93.85

73.40

58.75

Apr. 1981

101.35

79.25

63.45

Aug. 1981

104.15

81.45

65.20

Sep. 1982

110.40

86.35

69.10

June 1983

115.35

90.25

72.20

Apr. 1984

121.00

94.65

76.25

Apr. 1985

126.85

99.25

82.60

Apr. 1986

133.20

104.20

87.75

Apr. 1987

139.20

108.90

92.20

Apr. 1988

146.15

114.35

96.80

10.65

Apr. 1989

168.60

130.10

105.30

11.60

May 1990

184.30

142.20

115.10

12.65

Apr. 1991

198.60

153.20

124.00

13.65

Apr. 1992

207.55

160.10

129.60

14.24

Apr. 1993

210.65

162.50

131.55

14.45

Apr. 1994

215.90

165.55

134.85

14.80

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Table G.4 BRB average weekly earnings and average hours worked, 1974–94

Year

Average weekly earnings

Footplate £

Guards/Conductors £

General £

Conciliation £

Mar. 1974

43.37

40.05

37.84

41.27

Mar. 1975

62.43

58.04

52.04

57.76

Apr. 1976

73.66

66.19

63.01

68.52

Apr. 1977

78.56

71.92

67.55

73.80

Apr. 1978

82.86

76.34

71.94

78.72

Apr. 1979

94.56

87.62

81.06

89.25

Apr. 1980

109.08

102.48

94.91

103.57

May 1981

129.66

117.57

112.14

121.56

May 1982

148.49

134.40

126.25

138.36

Apr. 1983

157.52

146.10

136.09

148.39

Apr. 1984

169.06

154.08

143.46

158.48

Apr. 1985

195.35

180.54

163.59

180.16

Apr. 1986

206.35

187.60

171.92

187.19

Apr. 1987

211.16

187.42

172.18

190.51

Apr. 1988

238.67

200.88

185.56

207.80

June 1989

303.48

245.44

223.27

252.29

Feb. 1990

305.14

246.76

236.82

251.47

Feb. 1991

331.97

262.87

239.05

280.73

Apr. 1992

365.98

278.08

265.85

291.06

Apr. 1993

388.56

297.53

282.02

311.73

Apr. 1994

382.70

298.20

275.44

309.87

Year

Average weekly hours worked

Footplate £

Guards/Conductors £

General £

Conciliation £

Mar. 1974

44.6

50.1

52.2

50.5

Mar. 1975

45.1

50.1

52.2

50.9

Apr. 1976

44.0

47.8

52.1

49.8

Apr. 1977

44.1

48.8

52.5

50.3

Apr. 1978

44.5

49.6

53.3

51.2

Apr. 1979

45.2

50.5

53.8

51.8

Apr. 1980

44.9

50.1

54.0

51.4

May 1981

44.7

48.3

53.1

50.3

May 1982

44.7

48.0

51.8

49.2

Apr. 1983

44.5

47.7

52.2

49.4

Apr. 1984

44.3

48.0

52.4

49.9

Apr. 1985

45.3

49.7

53.2

50.7

Apr. 1986

45.4

49.5

53.1

50.2

Apr. 1987

45.3

48.9

52.7

50.0

Apr. 1988

46.3

49.6

53.8

51.3

June 1989

48.2

51.3

54.7

52.8

Feb. 1990

48.3

51.8

55.1

52.2

Feb. 1991

48.1

50.8

53.6

52.8

Apr. 1992

48.1

49.3

52.8

50.6

Apr. 1993

47.7

48.8

52.3

50.4

Apr. 1994

47.6

48.8

51.6

49.7

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Table G.5 BRB paybill costs, 1979–93/4 (£m., in current prices)

Year

Footplate

Guards

Traincrew

Conciliation

Wages

Salaried

Total

1979

134.1

57.2

191.3

496.8

595.6

274.9

870.5

1980

157.9

68.4

226.2

581.3

708.3

325.9

1,034.1

1981

171.3

74.3

245.7

630.3

767.7

368.5

1,136.2

1982

162.5

78.1

240.6

637.8

779.9

387.7

1,167.6

1983

185.8

84.5

270.3

703.0

853.6

406.4

1,260.0

1984

186.1

85.6

271.8

713.5

865.6

413.1

1,278.7

1984/5a

232.6

107.0

339.6

892.0

1,082.4

513.5

1,595.9

1985/6

199.9

93.5

293.4

745.4

904.5

464.8

1,369.3

1986/7

207.7

96.4

304.2

760.6

926.3

484.0

1,410.2

1987/8

214.1

97.6

311.7

770.5

942.6

514.6

1,457.2

1988/9

226.7

105.5

332.1

799.7

976.6

540.6

1,517.1

1989/90

249.9

108.8

358.6

877.8

1,052.6

617.4

1,670.0

1990/1

279.0

118.7

397.7

958.4

1,197.5

730.7

1,928.2

1991/2

297.3

120.3

417.6

941.8

1,159.9

915.0

2,074.9

1992/3

304.2

115.5

419.7

944.1

1,172.9

1,058.7

2,231.6

1993/4

289.0

107.7

396.7

858.0

1,065.9

1,061.9

2,127.8