Our Ref: BR3/8/6
1st September 2021
REST DAY WORKING AGREEMENT – DB CARGO
It has been brought to my attention by your Union Representatives that the DB Cargo Drivers are being paid enhanced Rest Day Working payments. DB Cargo should be treating their employees equally, yet they have no issue with honoring an enhanced rate for rest day working to one group of grades whilst excluding all other grades from receiving the same payment. This decision is unfair, immoral and divides the workforce.
The RMT believes that all grades should receive the same enhanced payments pro rata for working your rest days and finds the actions of management totally unacceptable. You and your colleagues are key workers and have shown your loyalty to the company and dedication to other key workers and the travelling public, by keeping the rail industry running during a national pandemic. This commitment deserves to be rewarded fairly and in line with all other grades.
Therefore, the union’s National Executive Committee has considered this matter and is seeking the views of members on the issues. The Union is conducting an electronic referendum where you will be asked the following questions:
- Do you want the RMT to negotiate a Rest Day Working Agreement?
- If DB Cargo say no to a Rest Day Working Agreement, would you be prepared to take strike action and action short of strike?
MEMBERS MUST HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS TO TAKE PART
The online referendum will close on Monday 20th September 2021 at 12.00 hours
Members will shortly receive an email from ‘RMT Referenda’ which will allow you to register your vote. Please follow the instructions and make sure you complete this by no later than 1200 on Monday 20th September 2021. Once members have voted, you will receive an email from RMT Referenda confirming how you have voted and that your vote has been cast successfully.
If you know of any member who has not received this email or if you are having any difficulties voting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706.