To All Rail Gourmet RMT Members located at Edinburgh Waverley
Our Ref: HC/14/2
7th June 2021
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, EDINBURGH WAVERLEY – RAIL GOURMET
Following my previous correspondence in relation to the above dispute, I have since been made aware of a prior incident that again highlights the racist behaviour of the local manager at Edinburgh Waverley.
This documented incident involves the same manager I have previously raised my concerns with Rail Gourmet over. This local manager is creating a toxic working environment and injecting a feeling of fear amongst our Rail Gourmet members at Edinburgh Waverley.
As you are aware, I am already conducting a ballot on this manager’s continued incendiary behaviour that has resulted in a complete breakdown in industrial relations at Edinburgh Waverly and I have written to Rail Gourmet and London North Eastern Railways demanding that they give this matter the urgent attention it requires to resolve this situation.
In the meantime, I am urging you and your colleagues to vote ‘YES’ for strike action and ‘YES’ for industrial action short of a strike when you receive your ballot paper. Please make sure you return your ballot paper by no later than First Post, Thursday 24th June 2021, when the ballot will close.
I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter and I will, of course, update you on any further developments.