Role of the guard and extension of DOO - Southern GTR

 

To All Southern GTR Conductor / Conductor Instructor & OBS Grade Members

 

Our Ref: BR2/0146

 

9th November 2018

 

Dear Colleague

 

Role of the Guard and Extension of DOO – Southern GTR

 

As you are aware the Union has been fighting to retain the Guard on the train with Safety critical responsibilities and our Guard members took strike action to defend this position. However there has been no action called in recent months.

 

The National Executive Committee has also acknowledged that the company has now engaged On-Board Supervisors.

 

In order to find a way to progress matters both for our Guards and our OBS members the  National Executive Committee has instructed me to call two special meetings to hear your views and opinions so that we can formulate our policy going forward.

 

The details of the meetings are as follows:-

 

Date:                    Sunday 18th November

Time:                    11.30

Venue                   Selhurst Railway Club, SE25 6LH (next to Selhurst Station)

 

Date:                    Sunday 25th November

Time:                    11.00

Venue                   Jubilee Club, Three Bridges (short walk from the Station)

 

A National Officer, the Lead Officer, and National Executive Committee members will be in attendance and it is hoped that as many of you as possible will also be in attendance. The more members that attend the better idea the National Executive Committee will have to assist them in progressing matters in your best interests.

 

COME AND HAVE YOUR SAY

ASK YOUR COLLEAGUES TO ATTEND

MAKE YOUR VIEWS KNOWN

Best wishes,

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary