15 August 2016
RMT Press Office
RMT issues full set of proposals rejected by GTR in Southern ACAS talks.
RAIL UNION RMT has released the full set of proposals that were tabled in ACAS talks aimed at reaching a settlement in the Southern guards dispute.
The unions proposals, rejected out of hand by the company, would have met the three core objectives;
*The delivery of the customer service objectives of the company.
*A safe and efficient operating system of operation, without the dilution of safety critical competencies, standards or processes, and to create a framework in which the TSM role will operate trains in conjunction with the Train Driver.
* High levels of accessibility to all train services for all passengers, enabling the disabled, elderly, vulnerable and others to be provided with assistance from on-board staff on all services.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"We are releasing the full details of our ACAS proposals so that the travelling public can see that RMT was making every possible effort to ensure a positive outcome in these talks.
"Our proposals covered all the three main areas requiring agreement to allow us to move forwards and we are bitterly disappointed that they have been rejected out of hand. We know that the public who use these services will share our anger and frustration. "