DEFEND JOBS, PAY AND CONDITIONS - NETWORK RAIL

Our Ref: BR6/10/1

 

12th December 2022

 

Dear RMT Member,

 

DEFEND JOBS, PAY AND CONDITIONS - NETWORK RAIL

 

The e-referendum on Network Rail’s proposals has now closed. Full details of the proposals were made available to members and on a turnout of 83% nearly two-thirds of members voted to reject them. It is clear beyond all doubt that their proposals are unacceptable to members.

 

The full result is as follows: -

 

Eligible to vote:18540

Votes cast:15370 (83%)

Voting to Accept:5598 (36%)

Voting to Reject:9772 (64%)

 

The scheduled strike action will now go ahead as planned and members should continue to stand firm, support the strike action and attend their picket lines in support of our campaign to defend jobs, pay and conditions.

All Network Rail members are instructed to take strike action by not booking on for shifts which commence between: 

02:00 hours on Tuesday 13th December 2022 and 01:59 hours on Thursday 15th December 2022

02:00 hours on Friday 16th December 2022 and 01:59 hours on Sunday 18th December 2022

18:00 hours on Saturday 24th December 2022 and 05:59 hours on Tuesday 27th December 2022

02:00 hours on Tuesday 3rd January 2023 and 01:59 hours on Thursday 5th January 2023

02:00 hours on Friday 6th January 2023 and 01:59 hours on Sunday 8th January 2023

 

I will be writing to Network Rail to request an urgent meeting to continue negotiations in pursuit of an improved offer. 

 

This Union does not accept the national principles of ‘Modernising Maintenance’ and I will be demanding that local consultation for the company’s ‘Modernising Maintenance’ programme is suspended until a settlement in this dispute is reached.

 

Your Union will be continuing to pursue meetings at Ministerial level with the Government in seeking a fair settlement to this dispute. 

 

You have shown time after time that you are prepared to take action in defence of your jobs, for fair pay, and to protect your long-held terms and conditions. Network Rail need to address your concerns and make a fair offer on these key points.

 

I have no doubt that you will show the same commitment through the coming days of industrial action and stand shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues and support your Union. 

 

STRIKE FOR PAY JUSTICE!

STRIKE TO DEFEND JOBS!

STRIKE TO DEFEND YOUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS!

 

Yours sincerely

 

Michael Lynch

General Secretary