Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2017 – Virgin West Coast Trains

To all Virgin West Coast Train Members


Our Ref: SH/000/VWC

8th November 2017


Dear Colleagues

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2017 – Virgin West Coast Trains

Please note that the ballot closes on Thursday 16th November 2017 – a date that is fast approaching.

Virgin Trains are trying to create a two-tier workforce by giving Train Drivers an extra £500 in their pay offer and they expect YOU to pay for this by offering you an inferior deal loaded with productivity strings. This is an outrageous situation and one that is totally unacceptable.

As you may be aware since the change in the balloting laws, there are thresholds that we have to meet before a ballot is legal and these are extremely high. We need a huge turnout in the ballot and huge a ‘YES’ vote for industrial action.

If you haven’t voted yet – please do so immediately. If you have not received a ballot already, then please contact the RMT Freephone Helpline immediately on 0800 376 3706 or the RMT switchboard 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 one of the above numbers to update their details and to receive a replacement ballot paper.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE – RETURN YOUR VOTING PAPER
VOTE “YES” FOR STRIKE ACTION
VOTE “YES” FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary