Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2021 – Caledonian MacBrayne

Our Ref: SH/0001/CM
18th May 2021

Dear Colleagues

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2021 – Caledonian MacBrayne

Referring to our previous correspondence, further talks have been convened and the company has offered the following for our members employed by Caledonian MacBrayne on the small ferries fleet: -

An increase of the daily food allowance from £10.30 per day to £10.75 per day.

The current allowance is non-taxable and does not have to be receipted. Should this increase be accepted, then the company will approach HMRC asking them to increase the current dispensation from £10.30 to £10.75. The allowance would then be applicable from the date HMRC give agreement and would not be backdated as this would create a tax benefits charge. If HMRC does not agree to increase the dispensation on this allowance then further talks will have to be convened with the company in respect of this matter.

Your National Executive Committee (NEC) has carefully considered the offer and it has instructed me to hold an electronic referendum of all members on the small ferries fleet so that you can have your say on the company’s proposals.

The on-line referendum will close at 10am on Thursday 27th May 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 10:00 hours on Thursday 27th May 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 referenda@rmt.org.uk 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.


Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary