PROPOSED REDUNDANCIES, CCTV STAFF, PAISLEY & DUNFERMLINE – SCOTRAIL

Our Ref: BR2/16/3

22nd August 2017

Dear Colleague,

BALLOT PAPERS GO OUT TODAY

PROPOSED REDUNDANCIES, CCTV STAFF, PAISLEY & DUNFERMLINE – SCOTRAIL

I write further to my letter dated 15th August 2017 and where I informed you that the ballot of you and your colleagues over the company’s proposed redundancy of 22 CCTV staff at Paisley and Dunfermline was due to open on Tuesday 22nd August 2017.

An Avoidance of Dispute (AoD) meeting had been arranged to discuss Scotrail’s proposals and to protect our members from these destructive plans. You will have no doubt received the company’s propaganda on the AoD meeting. However, they are being economical with the truth. Your union went into talks with Scotrail to request that they withdraw their proposals to cut 22 jobs and enter into meaningful talks where we could find a beneficial outcome for both parties. Unfortunately, Scotrail rejected this offer and instead insisted that they are adamant on cutting jobs. The company are trying to push voluntary redundancy. Yet, this is a clear attempt at undermining long standing agreements of no compulsory redundancy and an attempt at redundancy by stealth.

You and your colleagues should not be dealing with this uncertainty and the clear contempt for you and your colleagues is clear. Your union is doing everything within their power to force the company to reconsider their horrendous position.

Therefore, it is imperative that we stand together and demonstrate our strength of feeling to the company in this dispute. I am urging members to vote YES to both questions in the ballot for industrial action. It is crucial that you return your voting paper by Tuesday 12th September 2017.

If you have not already received a ballot paper by Friday 25th August 2017, then please contact the RMT Freephone Helpline urgently on 0800 376 3706 or the RMT Switch board on 020 7387 4771 and ask for the industrial relations department, where a replacement ballot paper will be sent to you by first class post. Additionally, if you are aware of a colleague who has not received their ballot paper, ask them to call on of the above numbers to update their details and to receive a replacement ballot paper.

RETURN YOUR VOTING PAPER
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary