INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)

INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)

20 August 2015

To: First Great Western RMT Members

Our Ref: HC/14/2

20 August 2015


To: First Great Western RMT Members


Dear colleague

INTERCITY EXPRESS PROGRAMME (IEP)

Further to previous correspondence, you will know doubt be aware that talks with the company have taken place over the last two days. While limited progress has been made, no agreement has yet been reached on the major issues at the heart of this dispute, which are:

•    Assurances over TUPE and PTR&R on Engineering Grades
•    The Role of the Guard
•    The removal of buffet cars

These talks have now been adjourned until next week when hopefully further more substantial progress can be made. However, while any agreement is yet to be reached, all industrial action which you have been previously notified of remains in place.

To reiterate, the action is as follows:

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

As I say above, talks will restart next week, but all this action remains on. Thank you for supporting your union until now during this dispute and I look forward to this continuing until our goals are achieved.

SUPPORT YOUR UNION!
ALL GRADES UNITED TO DEFEND JOBS AND SERVICES!

Best wishes.
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary

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