Our Ref: BR2/0146
8th May 2019
ROLE OF THE GUARD & INTRODUCTION OF DOO – MERSEYRAIL
I am writing to update you on the latest position and following talks that have taken place with Merseyrail. During the numerous discussions held with the company, various points and options were put forward by your negotiators to ensure the best deal is obtained in our campaign to retain the Safety Critical Role of the Guard on all services.
The National Executive Committee having discussed matters with your negotiating team has decided that it would be beneficial to arrange meetings for our Guard and On-Board Cleaner members so that our latest position can be explained and members can ask questions and have their say.
Therefore, a set of meetings have been arranged to discuss this issue and you and your colleagues are encouraged to attend at least one of these dates. Both meetings will take place at the Adelphi Hotel and the details for the meetings are as follows:-
Adelphi Hotel Liverpool
Sunday 12th May 11:30
(Attended by – Senior Assistant General Secretary, National Executive Committee Members and Lead Officer)
Sunday 19th May 12:00
(Attended by – General Secretary, National Executive Committee Members and Lead Officer)
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND
Following these meetings and having taken note of your views and questions the National Executive Committee will then make a further decision on how the union proceeds on this issue.
I trust this keeps you fully advised and I look forward to meeting you at these meetings.