Our Ref: BR2/0146
2nd May 2018
TO ALL DRIVERS, GUARDS AND COMMERCIAL GUARDS AT SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAYS
ALL STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
MEMBERS MUST WORK NORMALLY
ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAYS
Further to my letter dated 25th April 2018, I write to advise you that SWR has agreed to our offer of ACAS talks.
As a gesture of good will, in order to try to resolve this dispute, the NEC has decided to suspend all strike action called. Therefore members must work normally on 9th, 11th, 14th, 16th and 18th May 2018.
I have contacted the company today requesting ACAS talks are arranged at the earliest possible opportunity. They have also been advised that if these talks do not commence by 18th May 2018, the NEC may consider further industrial action.
I will keep you informed of developments.