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

Our Ref: BR2/0146

19th September 2017

Dear Colleague


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

Further to my previous correspondence the National Executive Committee has considered this matter again as there has unfortunately been no further progress. We had hoped that high level discussions including the secretary of state would have gone some way to help resolve the matter but since that time there has been no movement from the company. RMT remains committed to defend the vital role of the guard and the NEC has decided our only course of action is to call further strike action in this dispute.

Therefore all Conductors, Conductor Instructor, On-Board Service (GTR ex Conductor) members are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:

•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Tuesday 3rd October 2017
•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Thursday 5th October 2017

This has been a tough long running dispute and your solidarity has been incredible. I urge you to carry on your magnificent stance against GTR’s shameful attack on the role of the guard.

STAND FIRM
SUPPORT YOUR UNION
SUPPORT THE STRIKE ACTION

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary