To All Avanti West Coast Train Manager Grade RMT Members
Our Ref: BR2/14/2
25th May 2023
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, TRAIN MANAGERS (TICKET SCANNING) - AVANTI WEST COAST
I write to advise you that the ballot has now closed, and the result is as follows:
Are you prepared to take industrial action short of a strike?
Number of individuals who were entitled to vote in the ballot:389
Number of votes cast in the ballot:237
Number of individuals answering “Yes” to the question:228
Number of individuals answering “No” to the question:9
Number of spoiled or otherwise invalid voting papers returned:0
The union’s National Executive Committee has considered this matter and congratulated you and your colleagues for once again delivering a phenomenal result and standing up in defiance against Avanti West Coast.
Therefore, the NEC is instructing all Train Manager members at Avanti West Coast to take continuousindustrial action short of a strike as outlined below:
Not to use company ticket scanners from 0001 Hours on Thursday 8th June 2023 until further note.
I ask you all to show your support and stand shoulder to shoulder during the days of industrial action.
I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter and I will, of course, update you on any further developments.
UNITY IS STRENGTH
SUPPORT THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE