Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2017 Orkney Ferries

To All RMT Orkney Ferries Members

Our Ref: SH/0001/OF
14th December 2017

Dear Colleagues

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2017
Orkney Ferries


Further to the ballot result earlier this week, I am writing to congratulate you and your colleagues for returning a strong ‘YES’ vote which demonstrates your solidarity and resolve to achieve an equitable pay rise in 2017.

Having considered this matter and noting the company’s obstinacy, the union’s National Executive Committee has instructed all RMT members at Orkney Ferries to take part in the following industrial action:-

From 00.01 hours on Wednesday 3rd January 2018 you are instructed to:-  

•    Not work any call-back.
•    Not work any overtime.
•    Work to your job description only.

I urge all members to stand firm together and support this action. Your union believes that you should be adequately rewarded for all your hard work. However, the company believes that they can pay their workers a pittance. It is time to prove them wrong.

The company are aware that as always, RMT remains available for talks and is ready to enter into negotiations in order resolve the current dispute.  


Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
General Secretary