Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2020 – Clarke Chapman Facilities Service

Our Ref: BR4/0001/CCFS
18th November 2020

Dear Colleagues

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2020 – Clarke Chapman Facilities Service

In line with union policy a pay claim for an increase in pay and improved terms and conditions has been submitted. The union’s negotiating team has met with Clarke Chapman Facilities Service, however, management has advised us that they are not in the position to offer a pay rise this year as their client, Network Rail, has stated that they are not prepared to change the cost base of the contract. This has been further exacerbated by the fact that this particular contract is now in its final months and will be put our for the tender/re-tender process early next year.

Your National Executive Committee has carefully considered this matter and it has instructed me to hold a referendum of you and your colleagues so that the union can ascertain members’ opinion of whether you wish to accept or reject the company’s position. Should members vote to reject the company’s position then the union will proceed to a ballot for industrial action.

Due to the current global pandemic, RMT referenda are not being run via the postal system. The union is facilitating electronic referenda and to take part, you must have an email address or access to one.

Your union will be commencing with the referendum next week and I would be most grateful if you could provide us with an email address and advise us of any other changes to your details. You can do this by contacting the RMT Freephone Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or by emailing info@rmt.org.uk

Please could you speak to your colleagues and encourage them to contact us if they do not have an email address.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary