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

Our Ref: BR2/0146

15th February 2017

TO ALL DRIVERS AND CONDUCTORS AT ARRIVA RAIL NORTH

Dear Colleague

BALLOT PAPERS GO OUT TOMORROW

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

Further to my letter dated 9th February 2017, you will be aware that drivers and conductors on Arriva Rail North are being balloted for strike action and industrial action short of a strike.

The company has totally failed to give us the assurances we require over a guaranteed a second person on all passenger services with the retention of their full operational and safety critical role.  We therefore have no alternative but to ballot you all for industrial action. It is vitally important that we get a big turnout in this ballot to send Arriva Rail North a clear message we will not tolerate any dilution or undermining of the vital safety critical role of the guard.

Ballot papers are being sent to your home addresses from tomorrow with a closing date of First Post, Tuesday 28th February 2017.

If you have not received a ballot paper by Wednesday 22nd February 2017 please contact the RMT Helpline urgently on 0800 376 3706 and a replacement will be sent to you first class.
MAKE SURE YOU VOTE
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION
VOTE ‘YES’ FOR ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary