BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, EDINBURGH WAVERLEY – RAIL GOURMET

To All Rail Gourmet RMT Members located at Edinburgh Waverley

Our Ref: HC/14/2

7th June 2021


Dear Colleague

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.

Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary