Our Ref: BR1/0001/AXIS (TFWRS)
2nd July 2020
Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2019 – Axis Support Services (Transport for Wales Rail Services Contract)
Further to my communication of yesterday, I write to give you further details on the matter in hand.
Your negotiators have met with Transport for Wales (TfW) where it was proposed to set up a working group with a purpose to support the Axis contract moving to TfW over the coming months, the first meeting will take place on Monday 13th July 2020. This is a real breakthrough in ending the two-tier workforce for cleaners which will bring you in line with colleagues that work directly for TfW.
Your union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered the matter and it instructed that the strike action be suspended to allow for the negotiations to continue in a spirit of maintaining good industrial relations.
However, I make it clear to you that the dispute is NOT over and that should these talks prove to be fruitless, then RMT will call for more strike action. This will be communicated to TfW and Axis.