ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ISLAND LINE (SWR)

Our Ref: BR2/0146

TO ALL ISLAND LINE (SWR) CONDUCTORS
 
13th December 2017
 
Dear Colleague,
 
ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – ISLAND LINE (SWR)
 
Further to previous correspondence, we met with SWR management on Tuesday 12th December 2017 where we once again gave the company the clear opportunity to reach a negotiated agreement. Such an agreement would of course need to guarantee a second safety critical member of staff on the train and the terms and conditions could be negotiated. South Western Railway left the meeting to come up with a form of words to submit to us, but the National Executive Committee do not believe this is good enough for us not to call any industrial action.

Therefore all Conductors at Island Line are instructed not to book on for any duties that commence between: -

•    00.01 hours to 23.59 on Sunday 31st December 2017

We must continue to stand shoulder to shoulder during this dispute. You and your colleagues will send the company a clear message that we will no longer accept their actions and and will do everything possible to defend the Safety Critical Role of the Guard. Let’s stand together and show a united response against the company’s corrosive plans to introduce DOO.

NO TO DOO!
SUPPORT THE STRIKE
SUPPORT YOUR UNION

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary