Our Ref: BR2/0146
28th February 2018
TO ALL TRAIN DRIVERS AT GREATER ANGLIA
INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – GREATER ANGLIA
I have been made aware of a communication sent to staff from Richard Dean where he states we are close to an agreement on Role of the Guard and Extension of DOO and the Introduction of New DOO Routes. This is not the case!!
I can assure you, if we had received any sort of offer that we felt was a ‘runner’ we would have sent you the details.
Since the last days of strike action, we have had 3 meetings with the company yet Greater Anglia has not come forward with an offer that could settle this dispute.
It is clear that the company - as we predicted they would do - are deliberately trying to undermine the re-ballot we are currently undertaking as a result of the anti-trade union legislation so as to introduce driver only operation.
How ironic. The timing of Richard Dean’s announcement is just as we are sending you your ballot paper and can only be construed as a deliberate and cynical attempt to undermine your representatives who are trying to get the best possible deal for all Conductors in Greater Anglia.
Do not let the company’s tactics succeed, do not be complacent, ensure you use your vote and return another overwhelming YES vote in the ballot and give the company a clear message that it must get back round the table and negotiate seriously with your representatives.
We need all members to use their vote and return another massive YES vote, to keep the pressure on the company to do a deal with your union.
SUPPORT YOUR UNION
SUPPORT YOUR COLLEAGUES
MAKE SURE YOU USE YOUR VOTE AND VOTE ‘YES’