Thursday, January 10, 2019


TO THE SECRETARY                                                         Circular No MF/145/18 
ALL BRANCHES AND                                                        Ref: MOM/-
REGIONAL COUNCILS                                                     30th November 2018

Dear Colleague


     The RMT Union is reinvigorating our campaign to organise and represent our Interserve members, instructing them to hold special meetings and depot visits for this purpose. Branches are to advise respective Regional Organisers of these dates and the names of nominated lead activists, one per each location, by no later than 18th December 2018.

     The union will produce campaigning material highlighting our 6 key demands for Interserve workers which are as follows;

1.      Dignity and respect at work
2.      Cultural awareness and an agreed holiday system.
3.      Health and Safety at work.
4.     End Bullying & Harassment of Staff.  Stop Victimisation of RMT Representatives.
5   Rates of Pay and Conditions of Service 2019. From 1st April 2019 including:
·         a substantial increase in rates of pay across the contract,
·         an agreed company sick pay scheme,
·         an agreed system of shift rates taking account of unsocial hours, weekend working, overtime premium rates
·         a reduction in base working hours without loss of pay,
·         an increase in holiday entitlement and system tuned to the needs of the workers on the contract
·         assistance with travel costs to and from work.
5.      RMT Recognition agreement.

     The union will seek meaningful negotiations to address the above issues with Network Rail and Interserve informing them failing agreement this RMT Union will campaign openly at all Network Rail Managed Stations using all means and channels to expose the poor working conditions and oppressive regime our members face and fully intend to ballot members for industrial action on the contract if necessary, in support of our demands.

     A meeting will be arranged with NR and with our parliamentary group to ensure a plan is in place which guarantees our members protection of employment, TUPE and all conditions of service should Interserve collapse.

     This matter will be placed back before the NEC on the 18th December 2018.

Yours sincerely
M. Cash
General Secretary


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