Our Ref: B/0001/SSW(P)
24th July 2019
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2019 – Stagecoach South West (Plymouth)
Negotiations have come to a grinding halt in to your pay increase. Despite our union’s best efforts, the company has refused to make an RPI rate pay increase insisting that they cannot afford it. The paltry offer of 2.1% made by management was treated with the contempt it richly deserved when you made your feelings clear by overwhelmingly rejecting it at the special branch meetings.
The matter has been considered by your National Executive Committee (NEC) and it has come to the conclusion that a dispute situation exists between our organisations and it has instructed that a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike is to be held.
Ballot papers will be dispatched as soon as the record updates have been completed. If there have been any changes to your details, please contact the union’s helpline on 0800 376 3706 or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have received your ballot paper, I urge you to complete and return it in the freepost envelope provided as soon as possible. You will be asked to vote for both strike action and industrial action short of a strike – Vote ‘YES’ to both questions.
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION AND ‘YES’ FOR ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE