ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO

ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO

15 April 2016

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SOUTHERN (GTR)

ROLE OF THE GUARD AND EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)

SAME OLD SOUTHERN NEGOTIATE WITH THREATS!

You will probably have received a communication from Alex Foulds, Passenger Services Director. It seems all the top managers felt it necessary to get in touch with you personally over the last week or two. They also got in touch with your union, through their solicitors, trying to stop the ballot for industrial action. It seems they will do anything to push through their changes except listen to you.

And now they want to go back to Victorian times and TELL you what your new job is and expect you to just say ‘thank you sir, very good sir’. Well I’m sure you won’t be intimidated or panicked. It is a disgrace that they send their own staff a letter telling them that they plan to make all conductors redundant, take you out of your posts, and then select who they want to keep as conductors. But again I’m sure you realise these are not dismissal notices and we have received assurances that no one will be sacked.

Treat this communication with the contempt it deserves. There are contradictions all over the place. For example Alex Foulds states ‘Our people commitments aim to bring reassurances to affected colleagues as we continue to discuss and agree our plans to modernise the railway’. He obviously doesn’t understand what the word ‘agree’ means because you and your union far from ‘agreeing’ anything are fighting to defend the role and responsibilities of your job.   STAND FIRM HAVE YOU VOTED IN THE BALLOT? HAVE YOUR SAY – MAKE SURE YOU VOTE AND VOTE ‘YES’ FOR INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

URGENT:  THE BALLOT CLOSES NEXT TUESDAY SO PLEASE PHONE TODAY IF YOU HAVEN’T RECEIVED YOUR BALLOT PAPER.

PHONE RMT (020 7387 4771) AND ASK FOR THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT OR THE FREEPHONE HELPLINE ON 0800 376 3706 IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOU VOTING PAPER

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