BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ATALIAN SERVEST

Our Ref: BR1/14/2

4th March 2021

Dear Colleagues,

STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
MEMBERS MUST WORK NORMALLY!

BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – ATALIAN SERVEST (LNER CONTRACT)

Following your overwhelming 94% vote in favour of strike action in this dispute, your union called you and your colleagues to take strike action on 8th and 12th March in order to put maximum pressure on the company. The clear message from you and your colleagues that you were united and prepared to take action obviously hit home as management immediately offered talks at ACAS. These talks took place on Friday 26th February.

The Union’s National Executive Committee has today considered a report from your lead officer giving an update on these discussions. I am pleased to report that your negotiating team believe that talks have been productive and that enough progress has been made to recommend suspending the planned strike action to allow for discussions to continue in order to achieve a positive outcome.

The NEC has congratulated your representatives and lead officer on their progress and the positive reports on the talks. In order to enable further talks to take place and to try and find an outcome that will benefit our members the NEC has suspended the strike action due to take place on Monday 8th March 2021 and Friday 12th March 2021. Therefore members are instructed to work normally.

I will keep members fully informed of developments.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary