West Midlands Trains

28 October 2019

West Midlands Trains replaced London Midland in 2017. London Midland replaced the rest of Central Trains and what was Silverlink County in 2007

West Midlands Railway
(London Midland/Central Trains)
London North Western
(London Midland/Silverlink)

Current Pay:




 Oct 2019 - Productivity talks ongoing  Oct 2019 - Productivity talks ongoing

Next Claim:

 1 October 2020

 1 October 2020

Rest Day Working Sanction:

Sanctioned until 30/05/2020

Sanctioned until 30/05/2020

Additional Comments:



ASLEF Charter Achievements

Clean salary:



100% Pensionable Pay:

100% from 1 Jan 2003


32 hours/Sundays inside:

35 hour week, Sundays outside/Not committed 35 hour week.  Sundays outside / Not committed
4 day week 4 day week since Nov 1996 Max 5 (average 4.25 day week)
Leave arrangements 30 days 30 days

Special Leave Arrangements:

To be updated

To be updated


Yes. No compulsory redundancies

Silverlink PT&R Agreement, however only one Silverlink depot transferred to LM. Drivers can transfer b/w former Silverlink & CT depots

Medically Restricted Drivers:

Medically restricted drivers retain current salary in any grade that's paid less. No insurance scheme

MR drivers salary protected @ 90%

Travel Facilities:

Free Travel on Go-via TOCS

Free travel on Go- via TOCS

DOO status DOO ECS only DOO ECS only

Proactive recruitment of under represented groups:

Equal Ops data provided to Company Council

Equal ops data provided to Company Council

Retirement at 60:

No, discussions due on default retirement age

No, discussions due on default retirement age

Best practice SMD:


Issue to be resolved by new LM CC

Max 9h30 Day:

Maximum turn length 10 hrs

Maximum 10 hour day

Reduced hours etc:

Job share (discussions broke down over protection of pension)


Improved H&S/Welfare:

Paid release for TUC stage 2 courses.




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