Our Ref: BR2/0146
4th July 2018
TO ALL ARRIVA RAIL NORTH CONDUCTOR, CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTOR AND TRAIN DRIVER MEMBERS
ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH
RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION
Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the above matter. Once again I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for your continued steadfast resolve, solidarity and incredible support during this long and difficult dispute.
Whilst welcoming Arriva Rail North agreement to talks in the hope of resolving this dispute, at the time of writing, I am still awaiting dates and locations from the company for these talks to commence.
In the meantime, your union’s National Executive Committee has again considered the matter and feels it is imperative to continue with our fight to retain the safety critical role of the Guard which has been agreed by your Arriva Rail North Representatives and the Lead Officer. Therefore, the Executive Committee has instructed you and your colleagues not to book on for any shifts that commence between:
• 00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Saturday 21st July 2018
I urge you and your colleagues to continue showing your tremendous support and solidarity in defence of the role of the Guard. 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