Our Ref: BR2/2/2
6th March 2019
PROPOSED INTRODUCTION OF STATION HOSTS – GTR
I am writing in relation to the above matter and following discussions that have taken place with our union representatives and GTR. The union’s National Executive Committee has since met with our negotiating team and has considered this matter further. The NEC believes that a number of issues need to be dealt with before any local consultation can take place.
Therefore, I have informed the company that it is imperative that a separate across the company grade is negotiated so that members are aware of the salary and associated terms and conditions prior to any changes being agreed. Therefore, the union has rejected the company’s current proposals and I have advised GTR that we reject any single figure payments in relation to the proposals or any referral to the pay negotiations and lone working.
I have demanded that the company now discuss this matter with your union and meet with us to discuss our concerns. Once these discussions have taken place, I will provide the NEC with an urgent report for them to consider this matter further.
I trust this keeps you fully advised and I will inform you of any further developments when they arise.