30 May 2014
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
Our Ref: HC/14/2
30th May 2014
ALL INDUSTRIAL ACTION SUSPENDED
BREAKDOWN IN INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS – RAIL GOURMET (EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS CONTRACT)
Further to my previous correspondence with regards to the industrial action commencing between 06.00 hours on Saturday 31st May 2014 until 05.59 hours on Sunday 1st June 2014, I can now advise you that an urgent meeting has been held between your Senior Union Representatives and Rail Gourmet management and progress has been made on these issues.
Therefore, the strike action due to commence on the 31st May 2014 until the 1st June 2014 has been SUSPENDED to allow further talks between our two organisations.
The matter has been considered by your union’s Executive Committee who has noted and agreed to a 28 day extension of the ballot for industrial action to allow for further talks to resolve the outstanding issues in this dispute.
In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our affected members for standing shoulder to shoulder in this dispute. It is thanks to your strength of feeling that got management back around the negotiating table in the hope of resolving this dispute.
Acting General Secretary