INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)

INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)

3 August 2015

RMT

RMT calls additional strike action and industrial action short of strike

Our Ref: HC/14/2
3rd August 2015


Dear Colleague

INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)

RMT calls additional strike action and industrial action short of strike

Following the 48 hours strike action solidly supported by our members over the threat to jobs, services and safety from the introduction of the new Hitachi Intercity trains, your Senior Union Representatives have been in urgent talks with management but unfortunately the assurances that the RMT require from FGW are not forthcoming at this stage.

Therefore, your union’s Executive Committee has again considered the matter and taken the decision to call on all our First Great Western members to take industrial action as listed below:

All Fleet Maintenance Grade Members

All Fleet Maintenance grade members are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Saturday 29th August 2015
•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Monday 31st August 2015

All Fleet Maintenance grade members will be instructed to take discontinuous industrial action short of a strike as outlined below: -

•    Not to work any overtime or rest days between 00.01 hours and 23:59 hours on Sunday 23rd August 2015
•    Not to work any overtime or rest days between 00.01 hours and 23:59 hours on Sunday 30th August 2015

All Other Grades (Excluding Fleet Maintenance Members)

All members excluding Fleet Maintenance grades will be instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Sunday 23rd August 2015
•    00.01 hours on Saturday 29th August 2015 and 23.59 hours on Monday 31st August 2015


The solidarity and determination of our members during this dispute has been incredible and I urge you to keep this up and stand shoulder to shoulder with your colleagues on the days of industrial action.

Best wishes.
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary

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