Our Ref: BR2/8/2
11th January 2018
ABROGATION OF ROSTERING AGREEMENTS, OFFICE BASED MANAGERS WORKING TRAINS ON SUNDAYS, TRAIN MANAGERS – CROSS COUNTRY
STRIKE ACTION SUSPENDED
PLEASE WORK AS NORMAL ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:-
· Saturday 20th January 2018
· Sunday 21st January 2018
· Sunday 28th January 2018
Further to my previous correspondence, following a series of long and protracted talks between Cross Country and your union’s negotiating team, I am pleased to announce that a breakthrough has been made and it is good enough for the National Executive Committee, having spoken to your Regional Organiser and Representatives, to suspend all further strike action.
I can confirm that the company has committed to the following trial:-
•A time enhancement for Train Managers of 1.8 times the £17.76 Monday-Saturday hourly rate which equates to an hourly rate of £31.97 for all hours worked on a Sunday •This trial would run until the timetable change date in May 2018 •There would be a formal review prior to the end date of this trial, under the auspices of ACAS •This trial requires the Company Council Representatives to work together with Resources and local Representatives to ensure that plans are in place to cover all Sunday turns of duty •This offer would also be in conjunction with an agreed ‘order of call’ which is a mechanism by where we follow a series of steps before asking a manager to work on a train, so that we use managers as a last resort
Make no mistake, without your resolve to fight for a better deal, these proposals from management would not have been forthcoming and I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your solidarity and resilience during this dispute.
I trust this keeps you fully advised and I will inform you of any further developments on this issue when they arise.