ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

Our Ref: BR2/0146

TO ALL ARRIVA RAIL NORTH CONDUCTOR, CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTOR AND TRAIN DRIVER MEMBERS

Dear Colleague,

ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

I write further to my previous correspondence on the above matter. Firstly, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for your incredible support during the recent industrial action. It is phenomenal that despite the adverse weather, the strike action was still well supported and you and your colleagues demonstrated an unfaltering and solid resolve.

As you are aware, the company have been producing propaganda riddled with half-truths and important facts being omitted to fit with their agenda. It is clear that the company are still putting profit before safety and are ignoring the vital role the Safety Critical Guard has in the day-to-day running of train services. This is evident through the support we have received from the public and the vulnerable passenger campaign groups who all want to see their safety taken seriously.

Unfortunately, the company are still refusing to provide a meaningful resolution to this dispute and are blatantly ignoring the unions concerns. Therefore, after consulting your representatives the National Executive Committee has considered this matter and believes that we must send the company a clear message by taking further industrial action. Therefore, you and your colleagues are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

• 0001 Hours and 2359 hours on Monday 26th March 2018

• 0001 Hours and 2359 hours on Thursday 29th March 2018

I urge you and your colleagues to continue showing your tremendous support and solidarity to this campaign. We must support this action and send Arriva Rail North a clear message that we will not standby and allow them to destroy the vital Safety Critical Role of the Guard.

NO TO DOO!
SUPPORT YOUR UNION
SUPPORT THE STRIKE ACTION

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary