Our Ref: BR2/1500
28th September 2018
PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING AGREEMENT, ON BOARD SERVICES IEP – GREAT WESTERN RAILWAYS
It has been brought to my attention that there is some confusion over the ‘Front Set Lead’ agreement. As it stands the union has withdrawn from the temporary agreement pending further discussions and negotiations. The union withdrawing from this temporary agreement does not mean members can refuse to carry out their duties
Therefore, until further negotiations have taken place members should carry on working normally. Members should not take any unofficial action or instructions/suggestions that mean you wouldn’t carry out normal duties.
Please be assured that your union is fully committed to negotiating a good restructuring agreement for our catering grades that will prioritise the safety of our members and the travelling public. Any agreement with the company will ensure our catering members are properly recompensed for any additional duties they are asked to do.
We will continue to discuss this issue with Great Western Railway and I will write to you all again shortly with further information on these matters.