Our Ref: HC/14/2
5th December 2019
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (PADDINGTON DEPOT)
I am writing further to my previous correspondence and following the overwhelming ballot result for strike action and action short of a strike. The company has shown clear contempt for you and your colleagues and have done nothing to try and resolve this dispute. We cannot allow them to carry on thinking they can treat you and your colleagues with disdain.
The National Executive Committee has recently considered the result and the views of your representatives. It is now our firm believe that we have no other option than to take strike action. Therefore, the NEC is instructing you and your colleagues not to book on for any shifts that commence between the hours of:
• 0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Friday 20th December 2019
I urge you and your colleagues to stand shoulder to shoulder during this strike action and send the company a clear message that we will not allow them to poorly treat you and your colleagues. We must stand together and demand management address our concerns.
I will advise you of any further developments when they arise.