Monday, June 25, 2012
SPECIAL BRANCH MEETING-OLYMPICS-SOUTH WEST TRAINS DISPUTE
As you are all aware the RMT are in dispute with South West Trains, and this is due to the Company moving outside of the 2011 Pay Agreement as part of the Olympics as they advised us that it would be Business as Usual and normal arrangements would apply this being all rosters/leave apllications and Terms and Conditions will remain as they are today.
We were also advised that there would be minimum extra services during the Olympic period this is not the case as there are more than minimal extra trains, and the company have also attempted to introduce new rosters and to decline applications of leave.
In light of the above we have arranged a Special Meeting at Clapham Junction and the details of this meeting is below, in attendance at this meeting will be RMT National Officers who will be addressing the meeting which will include Bob Crow (RMT General Secretary) Pat Sikorski (Assistant General Secretary) Sean Hoyle (RMT Wessex Executive Member) who will update you on this Dispute and the truth as to why your Union is in dispute with the Company and also be arranging a ballot for Strike action.
The Special Meeting will take place on:
03rd July 2012 Start Time at 18-30pm (Venue Windsor Castle Public House) 3 minutes walk from Clapham Junction Station Main Station (exit St Johns Entrance)
A poster with all the details on this meeting and a brief update on this dispute is attached to this e-mail, along with a Update from RMT on this dispute is also attached., copies of the posters will also be distributed to all locations shortly.
Please try and attend this special Meeting, and this Union would urge all SWT Members to Vote Yes for industrial Action and Action short of Strike