10 May 2016
ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)
NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE CHANGE STRIKE DATES
The National Executive Committee has changed the dates of the next strike from Friday 20th May to Wednesday 18th May.
As I advised you we are challenging Southern over a number of issues, not least the amount of pay they are taking from members’ pay packets, the withdrawal of travel passes and car parking facilities. These matters are still being pursued with our legal team and I will advise you of developments.
You will have received a letter from the company today, again worded in a very aggressive and frightening manner, trying to force you to move to the on-board supervisor’s role. Please read the date of response carefully, it does NOT state you have to respond by mid-day to tomorrow (that is the opening time) but by mid-day Friday 20th May. I will write to you again on this issue tomorrow.