Our Ref: B/0001/BS
25th July 2019
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2019 – Bluestar
ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION IS SUSPENDED
Further to previous correspondence, the National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered this matter and taken the decision to SUSPEND THE OVERTIME AND REST DAY WORKING OVER THE CONTRACTED 40 HOURS with immediate effect. All members should therefore work as normal. For clarification purposes, the action that has been suspended is as follows:-
Members are instructed not to work any overtime and not to work on their rest days over the contracted 40 hours for one week commencing from:-
• 00:01 hours on Sunday 28th July 2019 and 23:59 hours on Saturday 3rd August 2019.
This is because an improved offer has been made and the NEC, acting on the recommendations of your negotiating team, has instructed me to suspend the upcoming industrial action so that a referendum of you and your colleagues can take place.
You are to be commended and congratulated for the steadfast unity and determination shown throughout this long-running dispute, including the rock solid strike action and overtime ban undertaken by all members.
The Company has been advised accordingly and I will of course keep you advised of any further developments. I wish to thank you once again for your continued support and solidarity.