ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Our Ref: BR2/0146

14th December 2017

TO ALL DRIVERS, AT SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Dear Colleagues

Correction

ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Further to my letter yesterday advising you that the union has called industrial action please be advised that the end date and time for the industrial action for Drivers was incorrect in that it should have stated 2359 on Saturday 30th December 2017.

Please see below amended instructions to Driver members:  -

We instruct our Guards, Commercial Guards and Drivers members not to book on for any turn of duty that commence between: -

•    00:01 hours and 23:59 hours on Sunday 31st December 2017.


Furthermore we instruct our Driver members to take industrial action from 00:01 hours on Wednesday 27th December 2017 until 23.59 hours on Saturday 30th December 2017 by refusing to work in accordance with sections 7.2.4, 7.3.2 and 7.4.2 of the Drivers Restructuring Agreement

DRA 7.2.4 RANGE OF MOVEMENT states as follows:

“A Driver shown spare within the roster can be allocated to cover work having a signing on time within 2 hours either side of the signing on time for which he/she was shown spare for.
Driver who are shown as rostered spare within the base roster will not be re-rostered to cover another spare turn.”

•    On this basis Driver members are called upon to work only to the hours that are allocated on their base roster when they are spare and not to sign on for any time within 2 hours either side of the signing on time which appears on their base roster.

DRA 7.3.2 UTILISATION OF CANCELLED TURNS (PLANNED) states as follows:

“Turns cancelled in advance of the day on which the turn was planned to operate will be notified via the daily or weekly alteration sheet. A minimum of 36 hours notice will apply. The Driver previously assigned to the turn will be deemed as spare and may be utilised to cover other diagrams. In such cases the Driver's original signing on time may be moved +/- 2 hours either side of the pre booked signing on time for the turn and the turn length may be extended by up to 2 hours.”

•    On this basis Driver members who are deemed as spare in these circumstances will only work the hours that are allocated on their base roster and will not work any hours either side of the pre booked signing on time for the turn or any hours that extend the length of the term which are beyond those allocated on their base roster.

DRA 7.4.2 ALLOCATION OF RE-ISSUED DIAGRAMS

“If a diagram assigned to a Driver has been reissued due to minor alterations having been made, the re-issued diagram will be re-allocated to the Driver and he/she will automatically adopt the revised signing on time and diagram TOD. In such cases the original signing on time may be moved +/- 1 hour either side of the pre booked signing on time and the turn length may be extended by up to 1 hour.”

•    On this basis Driver members are called upon to only work the hours that are allocated on their local roster and if the circumstances described above apply not work on any turns which begin before the time they are due to sign on for or have a longer time on duty than is shown on the local roster.   

Note to all members


In any circumstances when your train is running late you do not stop the train and must complete your journey.


I urge SWR members to strongly support the above action and continue your solid defence of the role of the guard and our fight to stop the spread of DOO.


NO TO DOO!
UNITY IS STRENGTH

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary