DOO/DCO – Abellio Scotrail

Our Ref: BR2/0146

5th October 2016

Dear Colleague,

DOO/DCO – Abellio Scotrail

Further to my previous letter dated 20th September 2016, with regards to the referendum on the above subject. Please be advised that the referendum of you and your colleagues has now concluded and the result is as follows:-

Total Votes Cast        314
Number Voting YES        286
Number Voting NO        28
Spoilt Papers            0

The National Executive Committee has recently considered this matter and acknowledged the overwhelming result. I have since carried out the NEC’s instruction to inform the company that we fully accept their proposals and are no longer in dispute over these issues. This agreement has been reached as a result of you and your colleagues continued hard work, sacrifice and determination. This is an enormous victory for you and your colleagues and fully defends your terms and conditions and the importance of the role of the guard. Additionally, this offer benefits passengers who have all been totally opposed to Driver Only Operation.

I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for your continued determination. It is without a doubt that your magnificent display of solidary and determination has achieved this successful result. You and your colleagues deserve full praise for enduring an extensive amount of industrial action during this prolonged and bitter dispute. The resolve you have all shown is a testament and inspiration to the whole trade union movement.


Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
General Secretary