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

Our Ref: BR2/0146

19th September 2017


Dear Colleague

ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ARRIVA RAIL NORTH
RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the long running dispute over DOO, I write to advise you that despite your union’s best intentions no progress has been made in our fight against the introduction of DOO and the defence of the role of the Guard. The company are still refusing to listen to our concerns and give us any assurances or guarantees around the future role of the Guard on Arriva Rail North services.

Your union’s National Executive Committee has again considered the matter and believes that there is no other possible option but to continue with the industrial action. Therefore, you and your colleagues are instructed not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Tuesday 3rd October 2017

•    0001 Hours and 2359 Hours on Thursday 5th October 2017

The unity and support you have shown throughout this very difficult dispute is stupendous and I urge you all to continue with this fantastic solidarity. We must do everything we can to defend the safety critical role of the guard.

NO TO DOO!
SUPPORT THE ACTION
SUPPORT YOUR COLLEAGUES


Best wishes.
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary