OVERTIME AND REST DAY WORKING BAN SUSPENDED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT! STRIKE ACTION CALLED

Our Ref: BR2/4/1

1st November 2019

 

TO ALL VIRGIN WEST COAST TRAIN MANAGERS

 

Dear Colleague,

 

OVERTIME AND REST DAY WORKING BAN SUSPENDED

 WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT!

 

STRIKE ACTION CALLED

 

DISMISSAL, REBECCA HUGHES, TRAIN MANAGER, HOLYHEAD - VIRGIN WEST COAST

 

Firstly I want to thank you for your solid and united support for your colleague Rebecca Hughes who has been so disgracefully treated by Virgin West Coast. The overtime and rest day ban over the last few weeks has been rock solid in spite of various efforts to mislead, intimidate and harass members in clear underhand tactics to undermine it.

 

Management continue to resist all our efforts to try to resolve this matter and see Rebecca’s case treated in a fair and proportionate way. They have even resisted our requests to release your Train Manager Company Council reps to try to discuss the ongoing dispute.   

 

Virgin West Coast have acted in an entirely arrogant and belligerent manner and we must not allow this to continue. The National Executive Committee has considered this matter again and, having taken on board the views of your representatives, has decided to suspend the current overtime and rest day ban and call strike action as below: -

 

  • All Train Manager members are instructed not to book on for any duties that commence between 00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Tuesday 19th November 2019.

 

I urge members to continue your magnificent solidarity and support for Rebecca. We cannot allow this appalling situation to continue and she must be reinstated.

 

SUPPORT THE STRIKE

SUPPORT REBECCA

UNITY IS STRENGTH

 

Yours sincerely

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary