Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2023 – Orkney Ferries

Our Ref: SH/0001/OF

10th October 2023

 

 

Dear Colleagues

 

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2023 – Orkney Ferries

 

Referring to previous correspondence, I write to advise you that the ballot has now concluded, and the result is as follows:

 

Question: Are you prepared to take strike action?

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:                          28      

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                                            20      

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                                  15      

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                                   5        

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:                        0                                                                           

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

 

Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:                          28      

Number of votes cast in the ballot:                                                            20      

Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:                                  20      

Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:                                   0        

Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:                        0

 

Both of the above results meet the thresholds imposed due the anti-trade union laws and the National Executive Committee has congratulated members on delivering a mandate for strike action and action short of a strike. 

 

I shall write to you again shortly. 

 

Yours sincerely

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Michael Lynch

General Secretary