ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)

Our Ref BR2/0146

2nd February 2017

 

 

 

Dear Colleague,

 

ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)

 

With reference to the above, many of you will have seen in the media that ASLE&F, and Southern Management have reached agreement on the extension of DOO on the network.

 

Regrettably at this time this union does not have details of the agreement reached despite it having implications for RMT members. I have written the TUC to express your union’s outrage that they should facilitate an agreement for one union whilst ignoring the problems of another union’s members in a dispute and without even giving us the courtesy of prior notice of the outcome of the agreement.

 

I have also written to the company seeking confirmation that a second person, with safety critical responsibilities, is retained on its services and have requested an immediate response.

 

As I say we have no detail of the agreement other than that released to the Press but are seeking urgent assurances and negotiation on our on-going dispute. I hope to be able to write to you further shortly.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary