Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2021 – Carlisle Support Services Arriva Rail London Contract

Our Ref: BR1/0001/CSS(ARL)
5th October 2021


Dear Colleagues

Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2021 – Carlisle Support Services (Arriva Rail London Contract)

Further to my letter dated 16th September 2021, I would like to thank all members who attended the meeting last week. At the meeting, those in attendance indicated that the imposition of the London Living Wage did not meet with their aspirations for a decent pay rise in 2021. Therefore, it was agreed to proceed with a ballot for industrial action in order to continue the fight for pay justice.

I can now report that the necessary preparations for a ballot of you and your colleagues have now been completed. Consequently, on Monday 11th October 2021 the independent scrutineer will send a ballot paper to your home address. I urge you to complete and return your 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.

MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR VOTE

If you do not receive your voting paper, 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 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