ROLE OF THE GUARD & INTRODUCTION OF DOO – MERSEYRAIL RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

Our Ref: BR2/0146

24th October 2017

TO ALL MERSEYRAIL GUARDS, GUARD STANDARD MANAGERS AND TRAIN DRIVERS

Dear Colleague

ROLE OF THE GUARD & INTRODUCTION OF DOO – MERSEYRAIL
RMT CALLS FURTHER STRIKE ACTION

First and foremost, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues on the rock solid action you have taken during the long running dispute on DOO. Regrettably, despite your union’s best intentions, the company continue to push ahead with their plans to remove the safety critical role of the Guard.

Therefore, your union’s National Executive Committee has again considered the matter and believes that the only way to get management back around the negotiating table for meaningful talks to find a sensible solution to this dispute is to call further strike action, as follows:

All Guards, Guard Standard Managers and Train Drivers are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:

•    00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Wednesday 8th November 2017

The NEC believes that our campaign of industrial action will need to be ramped up in the new year should there continue to be no movement from the company to offer a satisfactory outcome to the dispute. Members should therefore be prepared for the possibility of a sustained period of industrial action in early January 2018

The solidarity and determination you have shown throughout this very difficult dispute has been exceptional and I urge you to continue standing shoulder to shoulder on the days of action.

SUPPORT YOUR UNION
SUPPORT THE STRIKE ACTION

Best wishes
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary