DB Cargo

28 October 2019

 DB Cargo

Current Pay:

£51,762.00.   (Junior driver salary £28,450)

Next Claim:

1 July 2019

Rest Day Working Sanction:

Sanctioned until 28 December 2019


Pay award pending from 1 July 2019. Offer is 2.6%. Talks ongoing over improved conditions

Additional Comments:


ASLEF Charter Achievements

Clean salary:


100% pensionable pay 100% forward pensionable pay from 1 April 2007, now capped to CPI

32 hours/Sundays inside:

Yes. 32 Hour Week. 192 working turns per year. 1536 hr per year annualised contract
4 day week Yes
Leave arrangements 33 days annual leave

Special Leave Arrangements

Subject to contract hours flight path or agreement with management

Medically Restricted Drivers:

Welfare scheme with retention of 75% of salary for lower grade duties.Payout of 2 yrs/18 mths salary dep.on age/service if finished under il health. Discussions taking place to enhance this scheme.

Travel Facilities:

Not provided for new entrants, only for protected staff

Proactive recruitment of under represented groups:

DBS maintain they do not discriminate against anyone on gender or ethnic grounds. In talks to review recruitment policy. Working group in place with ASLEF involvement to help with more diverse recruit

Retirement at 60:


Improved H&S/Welfare:

Under negotiation.

Max 9h30 Day:

Max turn 11.30 but no driving after 11th hour -29/12/18 Average turn length 8hrs

Reduced hours etc:

Available to all staff


Revised and enhanced relocation policy
DOO status All trains are DOO
Working time directive: Jointly monitored. No opt outs.
Enhanced training  2 Simulators @Knottingley&Didcot. 13 Instrs run training + mentors all depots


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