Introduction of New DOO Routes - Southern (GTR)

Our Ref: BR2/0146

19th January 2017


Dear Colleague

INTRODUCTION OF DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)
STRIKE ACTION REMAINS ON

With reference to the proposed strikes due to commence on the 24th January 2017, I am writing to advise you that your union’s National Executive Committee, having taken note of our own Drivers views, has decided that the strike action remains firmly on.

The union’s National Executive Committee notes that our sister union ASLEF has suspended their industrial action following discussions under the auspices of the TUC and that despite having recognition for your grade the RMT has been excluded from the negotiations.

As I am sure you will agree, this is totally unacceptable and we are unwilling to call off the strike action until clarification that the issues in the dispute have been resolved to your satisfaction.

Therefore, the following strike action remains on:

•    00.01 hours on Tuesday 24th January 2017 and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 25th January 2017
•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Friday 27th January 2017.

The union’s National Executive Committee are keeping a very close eye on the situation and I will write again in due course.

UNITY IS STRENGTH
STAND FIRM – STAND PROUD - SUPPORT THE ACTION

Best wishes.
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary