Our Ref: BR4/0001/BBRP
20th October 2021
RATES OF PAY AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE 2021 – BALFOUR BEATTY RAIL PLANT
Referring to our previous correspondence, further negotiations have taken place and the following revised offer has been tabled:
- An increase of 1.4% effective 1st January 2021
Your National Executive Committee (NEC) has carefully considered the offer and it has instructed me to hold an electronic referendum of you and our colleagues so that you can have your say on it. The NEC is also recommending that you vote ‘YES’ to accept the offer for the following reasons:
- This offer is above inflation (which was 0.9% at the anniversary date)
- The company has committed to start negotiations for the forthcoming 2022 pay anniversary on acceptance of this offer.
The National Executive Committee wishes to advise all Balfour Beatty Rail Plant members, that should you vote to reject the offer, then the union will immediately ballot members for industrial action.
Your Lead Officer will arrange a special members’ zoom meeting in order to explain the offer and answer any questions that you might have. Details of the special meeting will be circularised in due course.
YOU MUST HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO TAKE PART
The on-line referendum will close on Tuesday 2nd November 2021 at 10:00
You will shortly receive an email from a company called 'RMT Referenda' which will allow you to register your vote. Please follow the instructions and make sure you complete this by no later than 10:00am on Tuesday 2nd November 2021. Once you have voted, you will receive an email from Choice Voting confirming how you have voted and that your vote has been cast successfully.
If you know any of your colleagues who has not received this email, or if you have any difficulties voting please contact email@example.com or the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706. If you do not receive your vote immediately, please check your junk/spam folders before contacting us for a replacement.
VOTE ‘YES’ TO ACCEPT THE OFFER