Our Ref BR2/15/4
24th October 2019
TO ALL RMT INDUSTRIAL AND SAFETY REPS AT ARRIVA RAIL LONDON
REDUCED TICKET OFFICE OPENING HOURS - ARRIVA RAIL LONDON
It has been brought to our attention that local representatives have been invited by the company to attend consultation meetings over the Schedule 17 ticket office opening hours. As you will be aware RMT has declared a dispute with ARL on this matter and we are in the process of preparing a ballot for industrial action over their plans, which will be detrimental to members and passengers alike.
The company’s invitation to this consultation is a clear tactic to bypass discussions with your negotiating team. Our position is that you should take no part in local consultations on this issue and that you should refer management to the Lead Officer Steve Hedley who can be contacted on 07575 539 526 and email email@example.com
Please be advised that the necessary preparations to hold the ballot are being made and two mass member meetings are in the process of being arranged. I will be writing to members once the ballot timetable and meeting arrangements are confirmed.