Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2020 – Orkney Ferries

Our Ref: SH/0001/OF

20th October 2020


Dear Colleague,


Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2020 – Orkney Ferries


In line with Union policy a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions has been submitted. Your negotiating team has met with the company and the following offer has been tabled:-


  • A 2% increase backdated to 1st April 2020. 


In light of the current uncertainty in the travel sector and the effect on the economy this could have on RPI rates next March, the company is also offering its assurance of a 2% increase for next year 2021.


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 this 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 12:00 hours on Tuesday 3rd November  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 




Yours sincerely


Mick Cash

General Secretary