Our Ref BR2/0146
16th May 2016
TO ALL SOUTH WEST TRAINS MEMBERS
FOR URGENT ATTENTION OF SWT MEMBERS
ROLE OF THE GUARD, EXTENSION OF DOO - GTR (SOUTHERN)
You may be aware that your colleagues at GTR Southern are in dispute with their employer over blatant plans to decimate the role of the Conductor. There is clear evidence that Southern have been bullying and harassing members and putting undue pressure on them to sign up for the new grade of On Board Supervisor, effectively doing their level best to kill off the role of the Guard. In another obvious show of spite, they have even taken away members' and their dependants' travel facilities and car parking permits.
Strike action has been called on Wednesday 18thMay 2016 and it has been brought to our attention that South West Trains are asking you and your colleagues to volunteer to work at Clapham Junction on the strike day. Please be advised that RMT is asking South West Trains members not to volunteer to work on this day as this will only serve to undermine the lawful industrial action that will be taken by members at GTR Southern.
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