Circular No: IR104/10
26 March 2010
ROSTERING, COMPLIANCE WITH PTR&R AND DELIVERY OF T3 POSSESSIONS -NETWORK RAIL OPERATIONS (BR5/0314)
Further to previous correspondence, this matter has again been considered by the General Grades Committee and the following decision has been taken:
“That we note that meetings have taken place between our representatives and Network Rail on Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th March to resolve this dispute. Unfortunately, despite the best endeavours of this union insufficient progress has been made on the main issues of rostering, compliance with the Promotion, Transfer, Redundancy and Resettlement Agreement and safe delivery of T3 engineering possessions. Therefore, industrial action is now inevitable.
Accordingly we instruct our members to take strike action by ceasing work and leaving the workplace between the hours of 0600 and 1000 on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th April 2010 and also between the hours of 1800 and 2200 on Tuesday 6th, Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th April 2010 and to take action short strike action by not working any overtime or undertaking any on call duties between 0600 hours on Tuesday 6th April 2010 and 0600 hours on Saturday 10th April 2010. We call on all our members to stand firm and to support in full this action by joining picket lines on leaving work and attending mass meetings to keep themselves informed. The General Secretary to inform Network Rail that we remain available for further talks to resolve this dispute in full.”
A personal letter will shortly be sent to members covered by this decision and I shall, of course, continue to keep you advised of all developments as and when they arise.