Circular No IR/380/11
TO ALL RAILWAY BRANCHES, REGIONAL OFFICES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
Our Ref: HC/7/2 26th August 2011
BANK HOLIDAY PAYMENT & LEAVE ARRANGEMENTS, QUEENS DIAMOND JUBILEE, CATERING COMPANIES – SSP & RAIL GOURMET
I write to inform you that I have received written confirmation from Select Service Partner with regards to the bank holiday payment and leave arrangements for next year’s diamond jubilee. The arrangements for our members at SSP and Rail Gourmet are as follows:
Select Service Partners
SSP holiday entitlement is inclusive of bank holidays and will therefore be granting an additional days annual leave (pro rata) in light of the extra bank holiday. Standard bank holiday arrangements will apply.
Rail Gourmet contracts of employment specify the individual entitlement plus ‘statutory bank holidays’ therefore the bank holiday day will be treated as a normal bank holiday day within RG.
The matter has been placed before the General Grades Committee and their decision is as follows:
“That we note the correspondence on file regarding this matter and instruct the General Secretary to inform Select Service Partners and Rail Gourmet of our acceptance of their Queens Diamond Jubilee arrangements which stipulate that our full time members employed at Rail Gourmet and Select Service Partners will receive an additional days leave and all part time members will receive extra leave on a pro-rata basis. The General Secretary is further instructed to inform all our Select Service Partner and Rail Gourmet members of our decision by personal letter, enclosing a membership form to assist in recruitment. Regional Councils and Branches to be informed.”
In accordance with the above, I have notified the company of our acceptance of the proposals and I have informed all our affected members of the GGC decision.