Trade Dispute with Caledonian MacBrayne

Trade Dispute with Caledonian MacBrayne

8 July 2015

RMT

Our Ref: SH/15/4

Our Ref: SH/15/4

8th July 2015

Dear Colleague,

Trade Dispute with Caledonian MacBrayne

Further to previous correspondence, members are aware that RMT is still in discussions with CalMac to try and resolve this dispute. I can assure you that every effort is being made at every level to find a way forward and make progress towards reaching a settlement but at this stage, I have to advise that the following strike action remains in place and all CalMac members are instructed to take industrial action as follows:-

•    Not to ‘turn to’ (book on) for any duty that commences between 00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Friday 10th July 2015. To clarify, if your shift starts between 00:01 and 23:59 hours on Friday 10th July 2015 then you do not start and do not book on for any part of your shift. If your shift has started before 00:01 on Friday 10th July then you book on as normal and complete your shift.

NB:  During the above period of industrial action members must ensure that the safety of the ship is maintained at all times.

CalMac is certainly clear on the assurances that we require regarding your job security, conditions of service and pension to resolve this dispute and you will have also seen my previous letter dated 3rd July giving further detail on each of these points. I urge you all to stand firm together and take part in this action to make sure that the Company gives the same genuine commitment to resolving this matter.

STAND FIRM TOGETHER – SUPPORT THE ACTION
UNITY IS STRENGTH

I will of course keep you advised of all further developments.

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary

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