RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 - STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST (EXETER, TORQUAY & BARNSTABLE)

Our Ref: B/0001/SSW(PTB)
29th September 2017


Dear Colleagues

STRIKE ACTION CALLED

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 - STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST (EXETER, TORQUAY & BARNSTABLE)

Firstly, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for returning a phenomenal result in the ballot for industrial action. This result provides the union with a clear mandate to fight against poverty pay at Stagecoach South West. The company will now have no option but to take note and listen to you and your colleagues.

Your union’s National Executive Committee has now had the opportunity to consider this fantastic result that you and your colleagues returned in favour of taking strike action and action short of a strike and has taken the decision to call on all our Stagecoach South West Exeter, Torquay and Barnstaple members to take industrial action. Therefore, you and your colleagues are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    04:00 on Friday 13th October 2017 and 03:59 hours on Saturday 14th October 2017.
•    04:00 on Tuesday 17th October 2017 and 03:59 hours on Wednesday 18th October 2017.
•    04:00 on Monday 30th October 2017 and 03:59 hours on Tuesday 31st October 2017.

You and your colleagues have already demonstrated a clear sense of solidarity and unity. Now is the time to back this result up with a solid display of industrial action. 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 and get away with it. 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.  

SUPPORT THE ACTION – UNITY IS STRENGTH

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary