Circular No IR/164/12
TO ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL OFFICES & REGIONAL COUNCILS
Our Ref: BR2/15/4
27th March 2012
REVENUE PROTECTION STRATEGY – SOUTH WEST TRAINS
Further to my Circular No IR/511/11 dated the 10th November 2011 where I informed you that South West Trains were seeking volunteers from amongst the Revenue Protection Inspector (RPI) grades with a view to offering voluntary redundancy. I now write to advise you that the company are seeking volunteers for redundancy from amongst the Revenue Protection Assistant (RPA) grades at selected locations.
Therefore, this matter has again been subject to recent consideration by the General Grades Committee and their decision is as follows:
“That we note the report from our Regional Organiser and the correspondence from South West Trains on file.
The company has previously stated that the reduction from 60 Revenue Protection Inspectors to 27 could be achieved through ‘normal turnover’. This has clearly not been the case as South West Trains are now approaching Revenue Protection Assistants (RPA) in the Reading/Windsor, Mainline and Portsmouth areas informing them of the availability of voluntary redundancy in their grade.
Therefore, we instruct the General Secretary to write a personal letter to all affected members assuring them that this union will not tolerate any pressure put on individuals to request voluntary redundancy.
Relevant Branches and Regional Councils to be informed.”
In accordance with the above, I am now acting on the instruction of the GGC decision and I will, of course, keep you fully advised on any further developments.