Circular No IR/160/12
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR2/10/2
29th March 2012
AGREEMENTS MADE BY OTHER TRADE UNIONS
Further to my previous circular on the above matter dated 20th September 2012 (IR/414/11), the General Grades Committee has considered this matter and has taken the following decision:
“That we note with disappointment the report from our Regional Organiser and feel that South West Trains have a short sighted view, as the financial detriment Guards will face while training to become Drivers will inevitably lead to less applying. This will impact on the company’s ability to recruit from our Guards members in the future.
Therefore we instruct the General Secretary to write to South West Trains expressing our disappointment and assure them that this matter will be tabled again in the future. Relevant 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.