ROLE OF THE GUARD AND INTRODUCTION OF DOO - MERSEYRAIL

Our Ref BR2/0146

26th July 2017

Dear Colleagues

ROLE OF THE GUARD AND INTRODUCTION OF DOO - MERSEYRAIL

I write to advise you that on Monday 24th July 2017 a meeting took place with Merseyside Mayor Steve Rotherham, attended by myself and your Lead Officer to discuss our dispute over the introduction of Driver Only Operation at Merseyrail.

A full and frank discussion took place where we proposed a number of potential solutions to the Metro Mayor which we believe would bring about a satisfactory conclusion to this dispute. We were informed by the Mayor that it will take around six weeks to explore the financial and legal aspects of the suggestions made and he gave an assurance that the meeting will reconvene within a six week period with our Merseyrail Company Council  representatives invited should the need arise.

I will be sure to keep members fully informed of developments.

Yours sincerely
 
Mick Cash
General Secretary