Our Ref: BR2/8/2
3rd August 2018
TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF DERBY STATION, PAYMENT OF STAFF, SENIOR CONDUCTORS - CROSS COUNTRY
Firstly, I would like to congratulate you and your colleagues for returning an overwhelming result that will have no doubt sent the company a clear message that their current position is unacceptable. A number of meetings have taken place and the company do not believe that our Senior Conductor members should be in receipt of any improved payments or premiums. Our union negotiating team put forward a set of proposals that would have allowed us to find a resolution to this dispute. However, despite the union’s best efforts, the company rejected our counter-proposal.
The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and believes that the only way forward now is to take industrial action. Therefore, you and your colleagues are instructed to take continuous industrial action short of a strike as outlined below:-
• With effect from 00:01 Hours on Wednesday 15th August 2018, until further notice, you are instructed not to work any overtime or rest days (this includes Sundays).
We must stand shoulder to shoulder during this dispute and not allow the company to think it is acceptable to give preferential treatment to certain grades over another. I urge you all to support this action and send Cross Country a clear message that what they are doing is unacceptable. I trust this keeps you fully advised and I will write to you all again in due course.
UNITY IS STRENGTH
SUPPORT THE ACTION
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