Harmonisation of Terms and Conditions – Ponticelli UK Ltd and SEMCO Maritime

Our Ref: SH/14/2
15th October 2021


Dear Colleagues

Harmonisation of Terms and Conditions – Ponticelli UK Ltd and SEMCO Maritime (TotalEnergies Contract)

RMT members on the TotalEnergies sites are currently undergoing a consultation around the harmonisation of terms and conditions for various sections of staff previously employed by other contractors. These harmonisation proposals include cuts to pensions, sick pay, training days and other allowances.

The National Executive Committee has consulted with your Lead Officer and after carefully considering this matter decided to ballot members for industrial action. Consequently, on Thursday 21st October 2021 the independent scrutineer will send a ballot paper to your home address. I urge you to complete and return your ballot paper in the freepost envelope provided as soon as you receive it. In the ballot you will be asked to vote for both strike action and industrial action short of a strike – I urge you to vote ‘YES’ to both.

MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR VOTE

If you do not receive your voting paper, or know of a colleague who has not received it, please call the freephone helpline on 0800 376 3706, RMT Head Office on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail info@rmt.org.uk to request a replacement.

Important Please Note: The independent scrutineer for RMT Ballots and Elections is now 'Civica Election Services' and not the 'Electoral Reform Society'. Letters from Civica are not Junk Mail and should be opened.

VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION AND
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE

Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary