Our Ref: SH/5/9
2nd September 2019
SICKNESS ABSENCE PROCEDURE – STENA LINE
A meeting of your RMT representatives has taken place at Unity House and it has become clear from the feedback and the discussions that the proposed changes to the sickness policy is a change to the Collective Bargaining procedure.
Your union is not prepared to endorse these additional punitive measures to the policy and I have contacted the company so that fresh talks can begin and we can move towards a mutually satisfactory solution.
Should the company choose not engage with us then I will have no alternative but to call a dispute between our organisations which can lead to a ballot for industrial action.
I will keep you advised of further developments.