Breach of Agreements, Guards and Commercial Guards – South West Trains

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3rd August 2017

Dear Colleagues

Breach of Agreements, Guards and Commercial Guards – South West Trains

Further to previous correspondence, I can advise you that the ballot for strike action and industrial action short of a strike has concluded and the result is as follows: -

Are you prepared to take strike action?

Total Votes Cast        386
Number Voting “Yes”        279
Number Voting “No”         107
Spoilt Papers            1

Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?

Total Votes Cast        384
Number Voting “Yes”        345
Number Voting “No”         39
Spoilt Papers            3

The NEC has noted that further talks are ongoing with the company and further developments will be reported back to them for further consideration. We will also be taking this issue up with First Group at the earliest opportunity if this becomes necessary.

Members will be kept advised of developments.

Yours sincerely

 
Mick Cash
General Secretary