GTR Thameslink Great Northern

20 November 2018

From 14 September 2014 Govia Thameslink Railway took over the First Capital Connect franchise and now runs the services of each route under two separate names – Thameslink and Great Northern.



Current Pay:



October 2019 £63,196 (Sunday payment based on 12 Sundays p.a in 2019 £5,638)

Next Claim:

 October 2020

Rest Day Working Sanction:

Sanctioned until 29 June 2019

Additional Comments:

Taxi agreement all depots booking on or off between 2359 and 0500 to and from work and home or home station whatever is closer

                            ASLEF Charter Achievements

Clean salary:


100% Pensionable Pay:


32 hours/Sundays inside:

35 hour week Sundays outside. Can opt out with 7 days notice
4 day week 4 day week
Leave arrangements 24 days A/L plus comp days = 32 days.  Also comp days for substitute days for xmas day and boxing day

Special Leave Arrangements :

Mat. Improves on stat. paid leave for exceptional domestic emergencies & emergency dependents


improvements to BR .Extended to all FCC depots.

Medically Restricted Drivers:

Former T'link scheme now applies to whole of FCC.drivers unable to regain competence parachute agreement in place.

Travel Facilities:

Free leisure and staff residential travel LM, SE, SO, Recip residential travel EMT & East Coast (w/end leisure removed). Luton Airport bus shuttle, Croydon tramway, PTAC Oyster employee only.
DOO status Totally

Proactive recruitment of Company training:


Retirement at 60:

On-going negotiations

Max 9h30 Day:

Max duty length 9.54. Unsocial duties (on or off between 23.59 and 05.00) 8.30

Reduced hours etc:

Yes, reduced hours driver available 24h week (4x6 or 3x8) with option to keep full pensionable pay or pro rata

Improved HS/Welfare As per legislation


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