INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)

Our Ref: BR2/0146

19th September 2017

Dear Colleague


INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)

I write to advise you that the National Executive Committee has considered this matter today. Regrettably there has been no further progress. We had hoped that our discussions with the secretary of state would have gone some way to help resolve the matter but since that time there has been no indication of any movement from the company. RMT remains absolutely committed to defend the vital role of the guard and to stop the spread of Driver Only Operation.

As a consequence the NEC has decided our only course of action is to call further strike action in this dispute. Therefore all Train Drivers and Train Driver Instructors are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:

•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Tuesday 3rd October 2017
•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Thursday 5th October 2017

This has been a tough long running dispute and the solidarity and determination of members has been incredible. I urge you and your colleagues to support the action by continue your magnificent stance against GTR’s disgraceful attack on the vital safety role of the guard.

SUPPORT YOUR UNION
SUPPORT THE STRIKE ACTION
UNITY IS STRENGTH

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary