Head Office Circular: NP/112/22
6th May 2022
To: The Secretary
DEFEND JOBS, PAY & CONDITIONS – GET THE VOTE OUT
We are almost two weeks into our historic ballot on rail. Members are balloting for action at Network Rail Chiltern Railways, Cross Country Trains, Greater Anglia, LNER, East Midlands Railway, c2c, Great Western Railway, Northern Trains, South Eastern Railway, South Western Railway, Island Line, GTR (including Gatwick Express), Transpennine Express, Avanti West Coast and West Midlands Railway.
This ballot is the fight of our lives on rail. If we’re going to turn back this all-out attack on our members standards of living, jobs and working conditions, we have to smash the Tory thresholds in every company. That means we need at least 50% of all members to vote and 40% of all members eligible to vote must vote yes in these company ballots.
We need your help to get that vote out. New campaign materials will be arriving with you very soon so please make arrangements to get these out to your members in rail. You can view, download and share electronic versions of all of them here:
- ‘Vote Yes Poster’: https://bit.ly/3FdxmVt
- ‘Don’t let them steal your voice’ (TOCs) Poster: https://bit.ly/3kGabtu
- ‘Don’t let them steal your voice’ (NR) Poster: https://bit.ly/3w3tbr9
There are a lot more campaign materials on our dedicated campaign page here:
If you haven’t watched it already, you can watch the online rally film here: https://youtu.be/DrLTi-mhV_8
Every vote counts, so I am urging activists, representatives, branches and regional councils to play their full part in this campaign.
Let’s get the message out:
GET THE VOTE OUT
VOTE YES FOR STRIKE ACTION
VOTE YES FOR ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE
Michael Lynch, General Secretary