POTENTIAL REDUNDANCIES AND RESTRUCTURING - HEYSHAM PORT PEEL PORTS

TO ALL TEAM LEADERS & OPERATION SUPERVISORS AT HEYSHAM PORT


Our Ref: SH/16/3
24th November 2020


Dear Colleagues

POTENTIAL REDUNDANCIES AND RESTRUCTURING - HEYSHAM PORT (PEEL PORTS)

You will recall when I wrote to you in June due to the impact of the coronavirus there was the possibility of redundancies at Heysham Port. I can now report since my last letter your union has been in continued negotiations with Peel Ports over this matter. Substantial progress has been achieved in these talks and following on from these negotiations the company has tabled the following pay offer:-

  • 2% uplift for all Terminal Team Leaders and Operation Supervisors backdated to 1st October 2020.


Upon acceptance of this pay offer all operational staff will no longer be at risk of redundancy.

Your National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered the offer and it has instructed me to hold an electronic referendum so that you can have your chance to have your say on the pay offer. A full copy of the company’s proposals is available on the voting site and I urge you to take part in this referendum.

Electronic Referendum Instructions

You will shortly receive an email from a company called “Election Runner” which will allow you to register your vote. Please follow the instructions and make sure you complete this by no later than complete this by no later than 10:30 hours on Tuesday 1st December 2020 when voting closes.

If you think you have not received the email from “Election Runner”, please could you check your junk or spam folders on your email account.

If you know any of your colleagues who hasn’t received this email, or if you have any difficulties voting please email info@rmt.org.uk

THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT YOU VOTE TO ACCEPT THE PROPOSALS

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary