RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – VIRGIN TRAINS EAST COAST

Our Ref: BR2/0001/VTEC

22nd December 2017

Dear Colleagues,

RATES OF PAY & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2017 – VIRGIN TRAINS EAST COAST

Further to my letter of 20th December, the Union is seeking an urgent meeting with VTEC in our continued attempt to resolve this matter prior to any pursuit of justice in the legal arena. Despite this position from RMT, VTEC insist on making vague threats about imposition and moving onto the 2018 pay award before this issue is even settled.

The NEC has immediately and strongly condemned VTEC’s bullying tactics. Any blackmailing and holding our members to ransom as a cheap ploy to intimidate us into signing up to undetailed proposals within unrealistic timescales will not be tolerated. The Union will not be coerced into making un-informed decisions, nor will we proceed without being in full possession of all the relevant facts.

I hope the Company will take a reasonable stance and agree to further discussions with us, entered into with a genuine desire to reach agreement over this issue. I will of course keep you advised of all further developments.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary