DISMISSAL, JOHN GALLAGNER, PLYMOUTH – RAIL GOURMET

To all Rail Gourmet Members at Plymouth Depot

Our Ref: HC/4/1

30th January 2020


Dear Colleague

DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE - RETURN YOUR BALLOT PAPER
DISMISSAL, JOHN GALLAGHER, PLYMOUTH – RAIL GOURMET

Your union’s National Executive Committee has taken the decision to ballot all our Rail Gourmet members located at Plymouth Depot for industrial action. This dispute is about the unfair and unjust dismissal of your fellow colleague, John Gallagher. The harsh decision taken by Rail Gourmet to dismiss Brother Gallagher demonstrates the company’s total disregard towards our member and has had a huge personal impact on John and his family. Voting papers will be sent out to your home address on Friday 31st January 2020.

If you or any of your colleagues have not received your ballot paper by Thursday 6th February 2020 please contact the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706 and request a replacement voting paper. Alternatively, you may wish to contact RMT Head Office Reception on 0207 387 4771 and ask for the Industrial Relations Department. A ballot paper will be sent out to you First Class post. Please note the ballot closes on Thursday 13th February 2020.

I urge you to vote ‘YES’ for strike action and ‘YES’ for industrial action short of a strike to get Rail Gourmet to agree to a remedy that satisfies the aspirations for justice. It is imperative that we get a massive return in the ballot for industrial action so we are not prevented from acting on your wishes due to the anti-trade union laws. Do not waste your vote.

It has never been more vital for a big turnout in this ballot so I urge you all to vote overwhelmingly in favour of industrial action.

SUPPORT YOUR UNION - RETURN YOUR VOTING PAPER
VOTE ‘YES’ TO BOTH QUESTIONS IN THE
BALLOT FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION


Best wishes.

Mick Cash
General Secretary