ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)

Our Ref: BR2/0146

22nd June 2017

Dear Colleague,

RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)
INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)

I write in relation to the above matter and further to previous correspondence regarding this long-running dispute in which all members are commended for their solidarity in opposition to DOO and in defence of the safety critical role of the guard. Many of you will have experienced and witnessed the chaos at Victoria and East Croydon this week in the hot weather and the vital need for safety critical members of staff on trains has been highlighted once again.

Having held a meeting with your Lead Officer and Reps, the NEC has considered this matter again today and has instructed you and your colleagues not to book on for any shifts that commence between:-

•    0001 hours and 2359 hours on Monday 10th July 2017

I urge you all to continue your magnificent support for your union that has been so clear throughout this dispute and I urge the Company to engage in genuine and serious talks with a proposal that would finally meet the demands of you and your colleagues as well as the travelling public.

NO TO DOO
SUPPORT THE ACTION
UNITY IS STRENGTH
Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary