CLASS 360 METHOD OF WORKING - EAST MIDLANDS RAILWAY

Our Ref: BR2/14/2

21st October 2021

INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
MEMBERS INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY AND BOOK ON FOR ALL SHIFTS AS NORMAL

Dear Colleague,

CLASS 360 METHOD OF WORKING - EAST MIDLANDS RAILWAY

An updated report has been received from our Lead Officer who has advised that following further discussions with the company, talks have significantly progressed. Management have agreed to remove the strict procedural approach to the provision of spare turns and holiday working, they will not introduce 12 car 360’s whilst talks continue and have agreed to revert back to the previous ways of working.

The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and following the significant progress made has instructed me to suspend all industrial action, until further notice. Therefore, ALL industrial action is suspended, and you and your colleagues are instructed to work normally and to book on for all shifts as normal.

Whilst all industrial action has been suspended it has been made clear to East Midland Railway that should talks not progress in a satisfactory manner, then the union will not hesitate to call further action and if need be escalate the dispute further.

I trust this keeps you fully advised, and I will write again following any more updates.


Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary