Our Ref: BR2/0001/XC
2nd October 2019
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2019 – CROSS COUNTRY
Further to my letter dated 20th September 2019, in which I advised you that the RMT had rejected Cross Country’s derisory pay offer. I wrote to the company asking for urgent and meaningful talks in order to resolve this matter, however, as of today’s date I have not received any formal response from Cross Country. This shows the clear contempt management has for you and your colleagues.
The union’s National Executive Committee has again considered the matter and has instructed me to hold a ballot for industrial action of you and your colleagues to force Cross Country back to negotiations so they can table an improved offer which would represent a significant financial increase to your pay and genuine enhancements to your terms and conditions.
In line with this instruction, on Wednesday 9th October 2019 the independent scrutineer will send a ballot paper to your home address and the ballot will close on Thursday 24th October 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.