Our Ref: BR2/1500
22nd February 2018
PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENT, ON-BOARD SERVICES IEP – GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY
I am writing in relation to the above matter and further to my previous correspondence dated 12th February 2018. As you are aware, our Great Western Railway Company Council Representatives and Lead Officer were in discussion with GWR over a potential res-structuring agreement for on-board services IEP and that you and your colleagues were to vote on these proposals.
The company has now issued several amendments, corrections, further explanations and improvements to the original proposed restructuring agreement. Therefore, the National Executive Committee has considered this matter and due to receiving these documents from the company has decided to withdraw the current referendum that commenced on Monday 12th February 2017 and was due to close on Tuesday 27th February 2017.
The NEC has instructed me to arrange a meeting with our On-Board Divisional Council Representatives, our GWR On-Board Local Divisional Council Representatives, Lead Officer and NEC members to discuss these amendments and to consider the best possible way forward. I trust this keeps you fully advised and I will inform you of any further developments on this issue when they arise.