Our Ref: BR2/0146
26th May 2018
Magnificent support from Conductors, Conductor Instructors and Drivers - Again
Role of the Guard and Extension of DOO – Arriva Rail North
I would like to thank and congratulate you on the magnificent support you have shown for Thursday’s and today’s strike in support of the retention of a Guard with safety critical responsibilities. Along with the previous strikes the solidarity and support for each other has been tremendous.
It has been a very difficult week for members with the company messing up the new timetable and adding extra pressures on you and your colleagues. I am sure the travelling public would also thank you for all the assistance you have given them at this very trying time. This is yet another example of front line staff such as you and your colleagues facing the brunt of passengers’ frustrations as a result of management’s incompetence. I have no doubt you did this in your usual professional way.
The action you have taken, and the manner in which you have taken it, has ensured the travelling public continue to support our campaign against extending DOO and retaining Guards with safety critical responsibilities on all trains.
Once again congratulation on the magnificent support you have shown both the Union and your colleagues.