Our Ref: BR2/9/4
19th September 2018
TO ALL TRAINCARE C1.1, C2, C2.1, C2.2 AND C2.3 GRADES AT SCOTRAIL
REST DAY WORKING DYNAMIC PAYMENTS
SCOTRAIL (TRAINCARE C1.1, C2, C2.1, C2.2 AND C2.3 GRADES)
I write to advise you that due to an administrative error, your grade was incorrectly excluded from the ballot of our wider Scotrail members on this issue. We sincerely apologise for this error and your accidental exclusion from this ballot.
In case you weren’t aware this ballot relates to Scotrail’s appalling and discriminative decision to only offer rest day working payments to driver grades whilst excluding other grades. It is disgraceful that a so called equal opportunities employer would deny other grades the opportunity to receive enhanced rest day working payments. There is no difference in a driver working their rest days and a member of front line staff working theirs. I have advised the company that a dispute situation exists and that we will not allow our members to be treated unfairly.
As you may be aware, balloting laws in the UK are very restrictive and they prevent us from just sending you ballot papers. We therefore have had no choice but to issue a notice of ballot to the company today that a separate ballot will take place of you and your colleagues for industrial action.
Voting papers will be sent to your home addresses first class from Wednesday 26th September with a closing date of Tuesday 9th October 2018. Please make sure you deal with your voting paper as soon as it is received.
Once again I apologise for this error and any confusion caused.
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION AND
INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE