19 March 2015
RMT Calls Strike Action and Action Short of a Strike
Our Ref: BR2/4/1
19th March 2015
DISMISSAL, P. CASPALL, TRAIN MANAGER, PENZANCE – FIRST GREAT WESTERN
RMT CALLS STRIKE ACTION AND ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE
Further to my letter dated the 12th March 2015 where I informed you of the magnificent results in the ballot for strike action and action short of a strike, first and foremost I would like to take this opportunity to applaud our members in their steadfast resolve to reinstate Brother Caspall.
I can now advise you that your union’s Executive Committee has again had the opportunity to consider this matter and believe that in order to achieve justice for our dismissed member industrial action is necessary to force management to see sense and reinstate Brother Caspall.
Therefore, your General Grades Committee has taken the decision to call on all our FGW Conductor (Guard), Train Driver HSS, Train Driver West and Train Manager (Guard) members at Penzance to take the following strike action:
- Not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between 04.00 hours on Friday 27th March 2015 until 03.59 hours on Saturday 28th March 2015
- Not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between 06.00 hours on Sunday 5th April 2015 until 05.59 hours on Tuesday 7th April 2015
Additionally, your General Grades Committee has instructed all our FGW Conductor (Guard), Train Driver HSS, Train Driver West and Train Manager (Guard) members at Penzance to take industrial action short of a strike, as instructed below:
- Not to work any overtime from 04.00 hours on Friday 27th March 2015 until further notice
Once again, congratulations to our members at Penzance for your show of strength and solidarity in support of your dismissed colleague, Brother Caspall.
UNITY IS STRENGTH
SUPPORT YOUR UNION – SUPPORT THE ACTION