To All SWR Guard, Commercial Guard & Train Driver Members
Our Ref: BR2/0146
10th January 2020
ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
RMT TO RE-BALLOT MEMBERS FOR AN HISTORIC SIXTH TIME
Once again I would like to thank you and your colleagues for the magnificent support you have shown to your Union throughout this long running dispute. The stand you have taken against SWRs plans to extend DOO and eradicate the safety critical role of the Guard has been nothing less than miraculous.
The re-ballot for industrial action has now opened and you will soon receive your voting paper. Please make sure you return your ballot paper to the Scrutineer by the closing date of Thursday 23rd January 2020. Do not waste your vote.
If you have not received your ballot paper by Thursday 16th January 2020 please contact the RMT Helpline on 0800 376 3706 or 0207 387 4771 and ask for the Industrial Relations Department. It is imperative that we get a massive return in the re-ballot for industrial action so we are not prevented from acting on members’ wishes by the new ballot thresholds.
I urge you not to waste your vote and to vote ‘YES’ FOR STRIKE ACTION and ‘YES’ FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION SHORT OF A STRIKE to defend the critical role of the Guard and to stop the further spread of DOO.
DO NOT WASTE YOUR VOTE
RETURN YOUR VOTING PAPER
VOTE ‘YES’ TO BOTH QUESTIONS
I will, of course, keep you fully advised on any further developments.