Monday, July 23, 2012

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2011 – South West Trains

Our ref: BR2/0001/SWT

20TH July 2012

Dear colleague,

Rates of Pay & Conditions of Service 2011 – South West Trains

(Includes Olympic Payment Agreement)

I write further to my correspondence dated 19th July 2012 in which I informed you of the result of the ballot regarding the above matter.

I take this opportunity to congratulate you and your colleagues on sending such a strong message to management that they cannot just ignore the impact the Olympics games will have on your working life.

Your union’s Executive met to discuss the way forward and have taken the decision to call industrial action short of a strike at the times set out below:

  • All members are instructed not to work any overtime or rest days between 00.01 hours on Friday 27th July 2012 and 23.59 hours on Sunday 12th August 2012
  • This action does not include pre-rostered Sunday turns for all Retail/Unrestructured Staff.

We have informed the company of this decision and of the fact that your union remains available for talks to resolve this dispute.

We must show the company that their unreasonable expectations for you to take on extra work during the Olympics without any recognition from them is not acceptable. I urge you and your colleagues to stand strong and stand together, unity is strength.

Yours sincerely

Bob Crow

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