On the offer to non-union members, WW claimed that it had been accepted by 90% of non-union members (and they had to be non-union members at the time the offer was made, resigning to accept the offer wasn’t an option) when it was first offered earlier in the year.
The number of non-union members who accept it this second time round will be interesting as it will indicate the rate of attrition in BASSA’s membership. Again, resigning from the union to accept the offer will not be an option.
Although Unite stated that approximately 10,000 ballot papers have been issued, with the ballot just starting there has already been a lot of anecdotal evidence of members who have resigned from the union many months ago still receiving union communications and the ballot paper.
If this vote, like the last consultation ballot, has a low turnout, this may indicate that BASSA and Unite have serious problems with their own membership records.