Our Ref: BR4/0001/WAB(D)
26th June 2019
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2019 – Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster)
Referring to my previous correspondence where I informed you of the referendum result where you overwhelmingly rejected the company’s offer, I write to you again to advise you that fresh talks have taken place between your negotiators and the company.
During these talks the company offered an additional 0.2% to the already rejected 1.8% but your union sought further improvements that meet your aspirations. Despite our best efforts the company has refused to budge and has stated that the ‘revised’ offer is only good until the end of the month.
Your union’s AGM has considered this aggressive response and it has instructed me to inform the company of our rejection and to hold a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike of you and your colleagues. Wabtec Faiveley UK (Rail Doncaster) has been informed of our rejection of this offer and that a dispute situation now exists between our organisations.
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. Alternatively, you can speak to any of your RMT representatives or contact our Regional Office in Doncaster on 01302 760694.
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