REST PERIODS, TRAIN HOSTS – SERCO CALEDONIAN SLEEPER

To All Sleeper Host and Sleeper Team Leader RMT Members

 

Our Ref BR2/8/17

 

15th October 2020

 

 

Dear Colleague

 

REST PERIODS, TRAIN HOSTS – SERCO CALEDONIAN SLEEPER

RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

 

Further to my letter dated the 18th September 2020 with regards to the above dispute, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for the unity and outstanding show of solidarity during the four days of industrial action taken earlier this month.

 

The RMT has put forward a reasonable resolution to this dispute. However, despite the best efforts of your Union Representatives, it has been rejected and Serco Caledonian Sleeper continues to avoid any serious negotiation with the Union. Management have failed to provide sufficient berths for rest periods and failed to address the fatigue our members are experiencing as a result of this.

 

The union’s National Executive Committee has considered the matter and noted that after four days of solid strike action and action short of strike, the company are still refusing to negotiate. This dispute is about safe working conditions for our members and the only way to get management to resolve these issues immediately is by taking further industrial action.

 

Therefore, all Sleeper Host and Sleeper Team Leader members working for Serco Caledonian Sleeper are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:

 

  • 17.00 hours on Tuesday 22nd December 2020 until 17.00 hours on Thursday 24th December 2020
  • 17.00 hours on Sunday 3rd January 2021 until 17.00 hours on Tuesday 5th January 2021

 

Once again, congratulations to our members at Serco Caledonian Sleeper for your show of strength and solidarity in supporting this very important dispute.

 

UNITY IS STRENGTH

SUPPORT YOUR COLLEAGUES

SUPPORT THE ACTION

 

Best wishes.

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary