Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2020 – PNTL Barrow in Furness

Our Ref: SH/0001/PNTL
23rd June 2021

Dear Colleagues

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2020 – PNTL (Barrow in Furness)

Arising from the 2020 pay award, your Union Representatives have been in negotiations with PNTL to review the crewing strategy. After a series of long and protracted negotiations, the company has tabled a set of proposals to the Port Committee which include a flexible approach to crewing and update your terms and conditions to reflect legislative requirements. These proposals ensure that there will be no redundancies at PNTL. I can also report that the crewing strategy will be reviewed again in three years.

A full copy of the company’s proposals can be found on our website by clicking on the following link https://bit.ly/3cZqjCD

Your union's National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered these proposals and it has instructed me to hold a referendum of you and your colleagues so that you can have your say. The NEC is also recommending that you vote ’YES’ to accept the proposals. Upon acceptance of changes employees will receive a taxable one-off payment of £2500.

The on-line referendum will close at 13:00 hours on Tuesday 29th June 2021

Referendum Instructions

You will shortly receive an email from a company called “Choice Voting” which will allow you to register your vote. Please follow the instructions and make sure you complete this by no later than 13:00 hours on Tuesday 29th June 2021 when voting closes.

Note - You must have an email address in order to vote so please ensure we have your up-to-date contact information. If we do not have your current email address, or if you or any of your colleagues have not received this email, or if you have any difficulties voting, please contact us at referenda@rmt.org.uk or via the National RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706.


Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary