Circular No IR/559/13
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR2/0004
26th September 2013
REDUCTION IN THE WORKING WEEK
I am sure you are well aware of the long-standing union policy to reduce the working week for all our members. The issue was raised at the 2011 National Conference of Train Crew and Shunting Grades which called for a campaign to reduce the working week for all Traincrew Grades below 35 hours per week,with the ultimate target being for a working week of 32 hours.The matter has recently been reconsidered by the General Grades Committee, which instructed me to write to all Lead Officers for train operating companies asking them to continue to pursue this matter.