ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR) INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)

Our Ref: BR2/0146

18th August 2017


Dear Colleague

ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)
INTRODUCTION OF NEW DOO ROUTES – SOUTHERN (GTR)

Further to my previous correspondence where I informed you that the RMT had again written to the Transport Secretary of State calling for urgent intervention in setting up four way discussions between the trade unions, the company and the Government in the hope of jointly finding a sensible solution to this long running dispute. Regrettably, I can now advise you that there has been no progress on arranging these talks and the company are still refusing to provide a meaningful resolution to this dispute, or even discuss the matter any further with your union.

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 genuine talks is to call further strike action.

Therefore all Conductors, Conductor Instructor, On-Board Service (GTR ex Conductor) and Train Driver/Train Driver Instructors are instructed not to book on for any turns of duty that commence between:

• 00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Friday 1st September 2017
• 00.01 hours and 23.59 hours on Monday 4th September 2017

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