Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2018 – ODIA

Our Ref: SH/0001/ODIA


24th May 2019


Dear Colleague,


Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2018 – ODIA


Referring to my previous correspondence, dated 15th May 2019 where I advised you of the referendum result, I write to you again to inform you that Notice of Dispute has been served on the ODIA signatory companies today.


I am deeply disappointed that despite the best efforts of the negotiating team, the signatories have failed to table a pay offer that meets our aspirations. The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and believes that there is no other option than to enter into dispute with the ODIA companies and to ballot you all over the matter of your pay rise.


Therefore, to ensure a swift ballot, membership checks are currently underway. I urge you all to ensure your membership details are correct in preparation for the ballot. If your job title, address or workplace has recently changed, then please contact the RMT Freephone Helpline number on 0800 376 3706, the RMT switchboard on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail info@rmt.org.uk. Alternatively you can contact the RMT Aberdeen office on 01224 210118 or email m.brown@rmt.org.uk 


Additionally, if you know a colleague who has moved or changed jobs inform them to contact us on one of the above methods and we will be able to amend their details accordingly.


I trust this keeps you fully advised and I will inform you of any further developments on this issue when they arise.


Yours sincerely





Mick Cash

General Secretary