RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF STRIKE

Our Ref: BR2/0146

28th July 2016


Dear Colleague

RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF STRIKE
DOO/DCO - ABELLIO SCOTRAIL

Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the above matter, first and foremost I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you and your colleagues for the magnificent support and solidarity you have shown throughout this dispute. The industrial action you have taken to date has been solidly supported by the membership.

Your union’s National Executive Committee has again considered this matter and has taken the decision to call further strike action and overtime bans as follows:

Members are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:-

•    00.01 hours Sunday 7th August 2016 to 23.59 hours Monday 8th August 2016.
•    00.01 hours to 23.59 hours Thursday 11th August 2016.
•    00.01 hours Saturday 13th August 2016 to 23.59 hours Sunday 14th August 2016.

Important Note: To comply with legal advice the current overtime ban outlined in previous correspondence is suspended for the duration of each strike. However, it will commence again immediately after each strike ends and then continuously from 00.01 hours on Monday 15th August 2016 until further notice.

I urge you to continue your outstanding support and stand shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues during the industrial action. Scotrail must be left in no doubt they have to meet our demands to maintain the safety role of the guard and assure us there will be no extension of DOO.  

UNITY IS STRENGTH - SUPPORT THE ACTION.

Best wishes.
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary