TO ALL SCOTRAIL CONDUCTORS AND CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTORS

TO ALL SCOTRAIL CONDUCTORS AND CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTORS

PROGRESS MADE IN CURRENT DISPUTE –
ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED

Dear Colleague,

As a result of the magnificent stand you have shown in this dispute it has been possible to suspend the current industrial action that has been called. It is a testament to you and your colleagues that the unity and resolve you have shown has enabled us to reach this position.

Management has agreed that any Scotrail EMU services that operate on those routes that are being electrified, now or in the future, and services that operate on the north Berwick-Edinburgh-Carstairs-Glasgow routes (i.e excluding any EMU services currently operating under existing DOO arrangements) will be:-

•    Guaranteed a Conductor on every new electrified train

•    Guaranteed that the Conductor will retain their full competency  (rules, track safety, evacuation)

In addition Scotrail confirms that trains operating these services will not run without a competent Conductor on board.

These proposals, including the above guarantees are subject to us discussing an agreed method of train despatch for these services. We have asked for our sister union ASLE&F to be in attendance. Once agreed it will be adopted for the Scotrail franchise and will apply and beyond.

Your local representatives met today and recommended these proposals be accepted and they have now been endorsed by your National Executive Committee this afternoon. You are, therefore, instructed to work normally.

Once again can I congratulate you on the magnificent stand you have taken and the solidarity you have all shown – it is because of this that we have been able to reach this agreement.

Yours sincerely,

 

Mick Cash
General Secretary