Circular No IR/38/12
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR2/7/6
26th January 2012
USE OF AGENCY STAFF – SOUTH WEST TRAINS
Further to my previous circular on the above matter dated 10th November 2011 (IR/503/11), this matter has been subject to recent consideration by the General Grades Committee and their decision is as follows:
“That we note the correspondence on file relating to the outsourced cleaning contract currently held by Carlisle Cleaning & Support Services at South West Trains.
From April 2012 Churchill Cleaning Services will be replacing Carlisle and TUPE situation will exist.
Therefore we instruct the General Secretary to ensure full support is available to our members throughout this process.
Further we instruct the General Secretary to organise a recruitment programme as a precursor to demand a recognition agreement, in line with the agreement already achieved with Churchill on the Tyne & Wear Metro, involving Branches, Regional Council and the Organising Unit.
A full report to be placed back before the General Grades Committee. Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.”
I will now be acting on the instructions of this decision and I will keep you advised of any developments.