Monday, March 04, 2013
Joint Operation-Train Operating Companies & Network Rail
Circular No IR/149/13
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR/15/4
7th March 2013
JOINT OPERATION – TRAIN OPERATING COMPANIES & NETWORK RAIL
Further to my previous circular on the above matter dated 20th November 2012 (IR/647/12), I can report that I have been able to obtain a copy of a continuation document which refers to an Alliance Framework between First Scotrail and Network Rail.
The General Grades Committee has considered this matter and has taken the following decision:
“That we note the report covering the proposed ‘deep alliance’ between Network Rail and First Scotrail. Further we note that Scotrail and Network Rail will be arranging consultation meeting to discuss this matter, with all relevant trade unions invited to attend.
Further we note that the General Secretary will be meeting the Managing Director of South West Trains regarding a similar alliance between SWT and NR. Therefore we instruct the General Secretary to place a full report from both meetings before us as soon as possible. Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.”
I will now be acting on the instructions of this decision and I will keep you advised of any developments.