2nd November 2016
My Ref: MRP 23/1
Circular No.NP/259 /16
To: The Secretary Regional Councils, All Shipping Branches
MERCHANT NAVY RATINGS PENSION FUND (MNRPF) –
RMT TRUSTEE APPOINTEES
I refer to Circular NP/186/16, 13th July 2016, further to the consultation with Shipping Branches regarding how the RMT appoints its Trustees on the MNRPF Trustee Board, please find below the following report which was adopted by the National Executive Committee on 27th October 2016:
“Having considered responses from Shipping Branches in regards consultation circular NP/186/16 on the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund, we agree:
That the number of trustees on both the employer and beneficiary side of the board shall be reduced by one, which brings the beneficiary trustees in line with the three RMT Maritime regions.
We instruct the General Secretary to arrange a meeting with all current RMT elected, retired and appointed trustees, the Maritime sub-committee and RMT Pensions Officer to discuss the fund going forward and concerns raised within branch submissions to the consultation at the first opportunity all parties are available.
Following this meeting, we instruct the General Secretary to write to all Shipping Branches in Maritime Region 1 seeking nominations for the position of trustee, emphasising that only members of the fund are eligible for nomination, in line with previous procedures for the election of trustees to the MNRPF.”
As instructed I have now written to our trustees to arrange a meeting so we can discuss these proposals.
I will keep you informed of developments.