PAY AND CONTRACT MATTERS – EAST MIDLANDS RAILWAY

To All RMT EMR Senior Conductor Members

Our Ref: BR2/10/2

25th January 2021

Dear Colleague

PAY AND CONTRACT MATTERS – EAST MIDLANDS RAILWAY

Further to my letter dated the 20th January 2021 with regards to the above dispute and where I notified you that further consideration was being given to the type of industrial action that our EMR Senior Conductor members will be balloted on.

I can now advise you that the union’s National Executive Committee has again considered the matter and I have been instructed to inform the company that we are in dispute and to initiate a ballot of all Senior Conductor members for strike action and action short of strike. The action short of strike is to be:

Overtime Ban.
Rest Day Working Ban.

The new ballot for industrial action will open on Monday 1st February 2021 and will close on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.

Please make sure you use your vote when you receive your ballot paper and vote ‘YES’ to both questions. It is vital that we achieve the highest possible turnout so that we are not prevented from acting on our members wishes.

If you have not received your ballot paper by Monday 8th February 2021 please contact the RMT Head Office on 0207 387 4771 and ask for the Industrial Relations Department. Alternatively, members can contact the RMT Freephone Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or email the Helpline at info@rmt.org.uk to request a replacement ballot paper.

I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter and I will, of course, update you on any further developments.

Best wishes.

Mick Cash
General Secretary