Thursday, March 14, 2013
'TELL US' Employee Survey-South West Trains
Circular No IR/170/13
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR2/11/4
14th March 2013
‘TELL US’ EMPLOYEE SURVEY – SOUTH WEST TRAINS
I have received correspondence from South West Trains with regards to a ‘Tell Us’ employee survey which is due to be issued to staff during March 2013. The matter has been subject to recent consideration by the General Grades Committee and their decision is as follows:
“That we note the report from our Regional Organiser and the correspondence from South West Trains that can be found on file.
While compiling company Questionnaires and Surveys may be a nice way of filling managers’ time, it should not be seen as any sort of indication of RMT members views as many of our members choose not to take part in company organised surveys, preferring to use the machinery already in place with their Trade Union.
Therefore, we instruct the General Secretary to inform the company that their internal Questionnaires and Surveys would have little or no relevance when negotiating with this union. Relevant Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.”
In accordance with the above, I am now acting on the instructions of the GGC decision and I will, of course, keep you fully advised on any further developments.