Our Ref: BR4/4/1
28th May 2021
DISMISSAL, C MARGERISON – STADLER RAIL (MERSEYRAIL CONTRACT)
Further to previous correspondence, members are congratulated for a solid yes vote for strike action in this dispute over the unjustified dismissal of Brother Chris Margerison. The depth of feeling and your unwillingness to tolerate the outrageous sacking of Brother Margerison has been made clear and the company have been delivered a message that they can not act with impunity against their employees.
The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and taken the decision to call on all members employed as Maintenance Team Supervisor, Technician Grade 1, Technician Grade 2 and Workshop Assistant 2 at Liverpool Kirkdale Depot and Birkenhead North Maintenance Depot to not book on for any shifts that commence between: -
00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Monday 14th June 2021.
This action is intended to be discontinuous.
Furthermore, members are instructed to take industrial action short of a strike in the form of a Rest Day working and Overtime ban from: -
00.01 hours on Tuesday 15th June 2021 until further notice.
This action is intended to be continuous.
I have written to Rob Baxter, Stadler UK Director, to seek a resolution to this dispute and for the reinstatement of our member Brother Chris Margerison. I will, of course, keep members updated on all developments in this regard.
STAND FIRM TOGETHER – SUPPORT THE STRIKE
UNITY IS STRENGTH