Our Ref: BR2/0146
14th February 2019
Role of the Guard & Extension of DOO – South Western Railway
As you are aware our Guard, Commercial Guard and Train Driver colleagues have been taken industrial action to oppose SWR’s plans to introduce DOO. The company are putting their profits before passenger safety and rail accessibility. We cannot allow this to happen and must ensure that DOO is not implemented to guarantee a safe, secure and accessible rail for everyone.
I would like to thank all of you for your continued support of our Guard, Commercial Guard and Train Driver members during the strike days. The union is more than aware that industrial action can have a burden on a number of grades not just the grades taking strike action.
Therefore, on behalf of the union, the NEC and myself, I would like to thank you all for your tremendous support. The union is only as strong as its members and you have all demonstrated a clear solidarity and unity to your colleagues, which I know will continue on future strike days.