9TH September 2013
TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS & REGIONAL OFFICES
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – Voith (Alstom Virgin Trains Contract)
Referring to my previous circular IR/490/13 dated 21st August 2013, the referendum has concluded and the result has been considered by the GGC which has taken the following decision:-
“That we declare the referendum result as follows:
Are you prepared to accept the company’s offer?
Total Votes Cast… 182
Number Voting ‘Yes’… 148
Number Voting ‘No’… 33
Spoilt Papers… 1
The company has been informed of our acceptance and I have requested that the increase and any back monies are paid at the earliest opportunity.
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2012 – ISS (East Coast)
Referring to my previous circular IR/320/13, 30th May 2013, the matter has been the subject of a meeting between the GGC and our representatives. At this meeting, the company’s so-called improved offer was rejected and the GGC has taken the decision to call for fresh strike action which is as follows:-
Members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-
• 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Monday 16th September 2013
Picket lines are to be held at both Kings Cross and York stations and I would be grateful if you could give your full support to this action.
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of your members.