ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR ALL RMT CONDUCTORS, CONDUCTOR INSTRUCTORS AND TRAIN DRIVERS – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH


Our Ref: BR2/0146

6th March 2017


Dear Colleague

ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

Repudiation Pursuant to Section 21 of the Trade Union and
Labour Relations Act 1992
 
I wish to draw your attention to a notice sent by way of an email from Micky Thompson dated 24 February 2017 in the following terms:
 
From Micky Thompson:
Brothers, Sisters,
 
Just a quick reminder that as a guard/conductor you are in charge of the train you are booked to work. This means YOU decide who does the door and collects the revenue. You don’t have to accept any assistance if you do not want it. This includes from a revenue assistant wanting to do tickets or from anyone else offering to do your door operations. This includes if they are wanting to train someone or pass someone out.
 
Remember it is your train and the door operation is the key part of your role!
 
Fraternally
 
Micky Thompson
RMT Regional Organiser

This notice sent by email has been repudiated by your Union with immediate effect as of Monday 6 March 2017. Therefore please disregard it in its entirety.
 
Please note the following which I am obliged to tell you pursuant to legislative requirements:
 
Your union has repudiated the call (or calls) for industrial action to which this notice relates and will give no support to unofficial industrial action taken in response to it (or them). If you are dismissed while taking unofficial industrial action, you will have no right to complain of unfair dismissal.
 
Yours faithfully
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary