Our Ref: HC/0001/RG
15th October 2019
Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2019 – Rail Gourmet (Eurostar Contract)
As you are probably aware, pay negotiations have been on-going for some length of time and as of today’s date Rail Gourmet has not tabled any offer for you and your colleagues on the Eurostar Contract.
The union’s National Executive Committee has instructed me to hold a ballot for industrial action of you and your colleagues to force Rail Gourmet back to negotiations so they can table an offer which would represent a significant financial increase to your pay and genuine enhancements to your terms and conditions.
In line with the above, on Thursday 17th October 2019 the independent scrutineer will send a ballot paper to your home address and the ballot will close on Tuesday 5th November 2019. I urge you to complete and return your ballot paper in the freepost envelope provided as soon as you receive it. You will be asked to vote for both strike action and industrial action short of a strike – I urge you to vote ‘YES’ to both.
MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR VOTE
If you do not receive your voting paper, or know of a colleague who has not received it, please call the freephone helpline on 0800 376 3706, RMT Head Office on 0207 387 4771 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to request a replacement.