Our Ref: BR4/0001/WAB(D)
3rd September 2019
ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – WABTEC FAIVELEY UK (RAIL DONCASTER)
I can report that your union has been in talks with Wabtec Faiveley UK under the auspices of ACAS. As a result of these talks management has tabled an improved pay offer. The union’s negotiating team feel that it is now important that RMT consults with you and your colleagues over the details of the revised pay offer.
Having considered this matter, the union’s executive committee has decided to suspend the industrial action to allow a referendum to take place. Therefore the strike action which was due to start at 06:00 on Wednesday 4th September and the subsequent strike action which was due to start at 06:00 hours on Monday 16th September has been suspended. Additionally, the overtime ban which was due to start on Wednesday 11th September and recommence on Monday 23rd September is also suspended. You are instructed to work as normal.
You will receive your voting paper in the coming days; make sure you have your say. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you all on being prepared to stand firm against Wabtec; it is a testament to the solidarity of our members that we were able to make this progress.