Our Ref: BR2/0146
24th July 2019
ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
Firstly, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for once again returning an overwhelming yes vote and providing your union with a clear mandate for industrial action. This is a historic result and the first time the union has received a successful fifth consecutive ballot result.
The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and has commended you all for your phenomenal result. Following this result your Lead Officer, Reps, NEC member and I will be meeting with the SWR management team tomorrow (25th July 2019) to try and find a meaningful resolution to this dispute. Once this meeting has taken place and a decision on our next steps has been taken by your NEC, I will write to you again with a further update.
Once again, I thank you all for your clear solidarity and amazing determination in this dispute.