Our Ref: BR2/1500
10th April 2018
PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENT, ON-BOARD SERVICES IEP – GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
Further to my letter dated the 22nd February 2018 with regards to the proposed Restructuring Agreement for On-board services IEP in which I informed you of the meeting with our GWR On-Board Local & Divisional Council Reps, Lead Officer and Executive Committee, to discuss the company’s amendments to the original proposals.
A subsequent resolution was received from our Paddington No 1 Branch, a section of which erroneously stated “this RMT SW&W Regional Council calls on RMT’s NEC not to agree or re-issue any proposals for GWR On-Board Catering Restructuring for referendum until and unless there is first a thorough, widespread consultation on any proposals with RMT members, local representatives and branches.” This resolution was actually defeated by the Regional Council delegates.
However, as you are aware, special meetings are already being held in order to consult members on the proposed changes and these will be considered by the Executive Committee in late May 2018. I felt it necessary to advise members as we have previously indicated that this issue was actually dealt with and supported by the SW&W Regional Council.
I apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter.