Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2020 – Unipart Rail Crewe

Our Ref: BR4/0001/UR(C)


18th December 2020

Dear Colleague,

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2020 – Unipart Rail Crewe

In line with Union Policy, a pay claim for an increase in pay and improvements to terms and conditions has been submitted. The negotiating team has met with the company and at these talks, management has made the following final offer:-

1.25% on base pay and allowances from 1 October 2020
· 1.25% on base pay and allowances from 1 April 2021

After long and careful consideration, your union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has instructed me to hold a referendum of all affected members so that the union can ascertain your opinion of whether you wish to accept or reject the company's position. The NEC are recommending that you vote ’NO’ to reject the offer.

However, I must make it crystal clear to you that should you vote to reject the company's position then the union will proceed immediately to a ballot for strike action and action short of a strike.

Bearing in mind the current coronavirus situation, we are running this referendum electronically and you must have an email address or access to one otherwise you will not be able to vote. The on-line referendum will close at 12:00 hours on Wednesday 6th January 2021.

Referendum Instructions

You will receive an email on 22nd December 2020 from a company called “Election Runner” which will allow you to register your vote. Please follow the instructions and make sure you complete this by no later than 12:00 hours on Wednesday 6th January 2021 when voting closes.

If the email is not in your inbox, please check your junk and spam folders

Note - Your Voter ID will be your RMT Membership number and your Voter Key is provided in the email from Election Runner.

If you know any of your colleagues who hasn’t received this email, or if you have any difficulties voting please contact the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or info@rmt.org.uk

VOTE ‘NO’ TO REJECT THE OFFER

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary