Our Ref: BR2/0146
6th December 2019
STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
OFFER RECEIVED WITH RECOMMENDATION TO ACCEPT
MEMBERS SHOULD BOOK ON FOR THEIR SHIFTS AS NORMAL
ROLE OF THE GUARD & INTRODUCTION OF DOO – WEST MIDLANDS TRAINS
As mentioned in my correspondence yesterday, The National Executive Committee considered the company’s proposal and the views of your representatives. A copy of the proposal can be found HERE. You will also receive a hard copy in the post along with further correspondence and your voting paper.
The NEC has decided to suspend all industrial action to enable a referendum to take place. Therefore, you and your colleagues are instructed to work normally. This includes the strike action that was due to start tomorrow (Saturday 7th December 2019).
Members should book on for their shifts as normal.
Voting Papers are being dispatched today and I ask that you make sure you return your voting paper using the freepost envelope by no later than First Post on Thursday 19th December 2019, with the NEC strongly recommending acceptance of the proposal. I would ask that you vote as soon as you receive your voting paper due to the Christmas post.