Our Ref: BR2/0146
30th November 2018
ACTION STILL ON!
ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH
Further to my letter to you yesterday, you will be aware that following a statement from Transport for the North around securing a second safety critical guard on their services, the union’s National Executive Committee took a clear that position we would suspend the tomorrow’s action if Arriva Rail North agrees to the following:-
1. There is an absolute 100% guarantee that no trains will run without the second member of staff on board.
2. That the second member of staff will be clearly designated as safety critical to the running of all services.
3. That the second member of staff will retain the full suite of safety and operational competencies of the guard, including a direct role at the platform/train interface and train despatch.
We set a deadline of noon today but disappointingly Arriva Rail North has failed to respond to our reasonable demands. Therefore the action called for from 0001 hours until 2359 hours tomorrow (Saturday 1st December 2018) is still on!
UNITY IS STRENGTH
NO TO DOO!