ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

Our Ref: BR2/0146

18th August 2017

Dear Colleague,

ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

I write further to my previous correspondence where I informed you that further industrial action was called due to the company’s continued resistance to make any effort to resolve this long running dispute or address the union’s concerns over DOO and guarantee a second safety critical person on the train.

I have again met with the company to try and find a meaningful resolution to this dispute. Unfortunately, the company have continued with their unreasonable stance and are doing nothing to try and resolve this dispute. It is incredibly disappointing that whilst your union is always willing to meet with the company without any preconditions, the company are persistent on destroying the safety critical Role of the Guard.

Your union’s National Executive Committee has considered this matter and believes that there is no other possible option but to continue with the industrial action. Therefore you and your colleagues are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Friday 1st September 2017

• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Monday 4th September 2017

The unity and support you have already shown throughout this dispute has been phenomenal and I urge you all to continue with this fantastic solidarity. We must do everything we can to defend the safety critical role of the guard. It is time Arriva Rail North understood that we will not allow them to destroy this vital role and that we will stand up to their destructive attitude.

NO TO DOO!
SUPPORT THE ACTION
SUPPORT YOUR COLLEAGUES

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary