Our Ref: HSR/2/1
Head Office Circular: NP/118/15
7th July 2015

The Secretary

Dear Colleague


Further to Head Office Circular NP/060/15 9th April 2015 and following further talks with Network Rail on this subject, I am writing to update you on progress on this important matter. The General Grades Committee have noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee.

“We note that Network Rail have addressed our demands as set out in our most recent Decision No.309, 30th March 2015 except for the demand to support the national roll-out of the equipment. We further note that the reason for this is that they wish to produce joint material with the RMT. In addition we understand that Network Rail are reviewing the gradients at which the equipment will be deployed and instruct the General Secretary to write to the company seeking further information. Any response to be placed back in front of this General Grades Committee.

Branches and Regional Councils be advised.”

I am acting in accordance with those instructions and will keep you informed of any further developments with this case.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
General Secretary