RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2021 – STADLER RAIL

Our Ref: BR4/0001/SR(T&W)

12th May 2021

Dear Colleague,

RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2021 – STADLER RAIL (TYNE & WEAR METRO CONTRACT)

Further to my previous correspondence, due to an administrative error it has become necessary to re-start the ballot of you and your colleagues over the matter of the company not offering a pay increase. I realise that this delay will not be the best of news but at least this way, we can ensure that the re-ballot will run smoothly. If you receive a ballot paper with a closing date of Tuesday 18th May 2021, please disregard it.

The notices are being re-served on the company and the ballot will open on Wednesday 19th May 2021 and close on Thursday 3rd June 2021.

Our independent scrutineer Civica will send a new ballot paper to your home address. I urge you to complete and return your new ballot paper in the freepost envelope provided as soon as you receive it. In the ballot 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.

If you do not receive your voting paper by Wednesday 26th May 2021, 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 info@rmt.org.uk to request a replacement.

Important Please Note: The independent scrutineer for RMT Ballots and Elections is now 'Civica Election Services' and not the 'Electoral Reform Society'. Letters from Civica are not Junk Mail and should be opened.

VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION AND
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE


Yours sincerely


Michael Lynch
General Secretary