Role of the Guard & Extension of DOO – Southern (GTR)

Our Ref: BR2/0146

18th July 2017

RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

Dear Colleague,

Role of the Guard & Extension of DOO – Southern (GTR)

I write in relation to the above matter and further to previous correspondence regarding our ongoing dispute in defence of the safety critical role of the guard. You and your colleagues have been phenomenal during this dispute and have demonstrated a determination and resolve that should inspire the whole trade union movement. As you are more than aware we must do everything we can possibly do to ensure a second safety critical person is guaranteed on every train to guarantee safety and assist every passenger, especially those who are in need of it most.

Therefore, the National Executive Committee has consulted with your representatives and local branches in the area and has decided that the best possible way forward is to hold further strike action. The NEC has instructed you and your colleagues not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    0001 hours and 2359 hours on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

I urge you all to continue this outstanding support in defence of the guard and in supporting your union which has been evident throughout this dispute. We must continue to send Southern (GTR) a clear message that we will not allow them to decimate the safe running of the railway at the expense of you and your colleague’s grade.

NO TO DOO!
UNITY IS STRENGTH
SUPPORT THE ACTION


Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary