Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2014 – Alstom (Chester)

Our Ref: BR4/0001/A(C)

15th September 2014

Dear Colleague,


Further to my letter dated 22nd August, the referendum regarding the above has concluded with members voting as follows:-

Question: Are you prepared to accept the Company’s offer?

Total Votes Cast…                            22
Number Voting ‘Yes’…                   4
Number Voting ‘No’…                    18
Spoilt Papers…                                  0

This matter has been considered by the General Grades Committee, which has noted members’ overwhelming rejection of the offer and taken the decision to inform the Company that a dispute situation now exists over their failure to table a suitable pay offer for you and your colleagues. I am currently acting in accordance with this decision and preparations are underway to conduct a ballot of you and your colleagues for industrial action.

I urge all members to vote ‘YES’ for both strike action and action short of strike action to demand that the Company return to negotiations and table an offer which at least meets the cost of living increases and does not risk breaches of health and safety.

I will keep you informed of all developments.

Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
Acting General Secretary