Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2017 – Virgin Trains East Coast

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Our Ref: BR2/0001/VTEC

20th December 2017

Dear Colleagues,

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – VIRGIN TRAINS EAST COAST

I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:              1849
Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                                       813
Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                       668
Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                        143
Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:               2

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:              1849
Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                                       813
Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                       748
Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                          60
Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:               5               

The result does not meet the 50% threshold required by law. The National Executive Committee is currently considering this result and I shall write to you again shortly.

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary