INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)

Our Ref: BR2/0146

24th October 2017

Dear Colleague,

INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)

I am writing further to my previous correspondence and in relation to the above matter. As you are aware this dispute has been a tough and long running one for all members involved. Unfortunately no further progress has been made and there has been no movement in resolving this dispute.

The RMT remains fully committed in our defence of the vital, safety critical role of the guard. The National Executive Committee has recently considered this matter and believes that the only course of action is to call further strike action.

Therefore, all Train Driver and Train Driver Instructor members are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:-

•    0001 Hours on Wednesday 8th November 2017 until 2359 hours on Thursday 9th November 2017.

The NEC believes that our campaign of industrial action will need to be ramped up in the New Year should there continue to be no movement from the company to offer a satisfactory outcome to the dispute. Members should therefore be prepared for the possibility of a sustained period of industrial action in early January 2018.

This dispute has been tough for every member involved, yet, the support for your colleagues has been steadfast. I urge you all to carry on with your magnificent stance and continue to stand up to GTR’s shameful attacks on the Safety Critical Role of the Guard.

NO TO DOO!
SUPPORT YOUR UNION
SUPPORT THE STRIKE ACTION

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary