Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2017 – Virgin West Coast Trains

Our Ref: BR2/0001/VWCT


21st December 2017

Dear Colleague,

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2017 – Virgin West Coast Trains

STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED  
WORK AS NORMAL ON 22nd DECEMBER 2017

AND WORK AS NORMAL ON THE FOLLOWING DATES

0001 and 2359 hours Friday 5th January 2018
0001 and 2359 hours Monday 8th January 2018
0001 and 2359 hours Friday 26th January 2018
0001 and 2359 hours Monday 29th January 2018

Further to my previous correspondence, last minute talks have been held between the Company and your negotiating team. At the conclusion of these talks, I am pleased to announce that a breakthrough has been made and it is good enough for the National Executive Committee, having spoken to your Lead Officer and representatives, to suspend tomorrow’s planned strike action in order to hold a referendum of you and your colleagues. The action called for January has also been suspended.

Make no mistake, without your resolve to fight for a better deal, this improved offer would not have been forthcoming and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your solidarity and resilience during this dispute.

I will send you full details of the improved offer tomorrow.

Yours sincerely
 

Mick Cash
General Secretary