Friday, February 1, 2013

Travel Facilities, Retired Staff-South West Trains

Circular No IR/83/13

To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils

Our Ref: BR2/12/6
1st February 2013

Dear Colleagues


Further to my previous circular on the above matter dated 3rd January 2013 (IR/05/13), in which I reported that, South West Trains are intending to introduce a new loyalty pass which will replace the concessionary retired staff travel pass.

Currently our members retiring at 65 receive staff travel passes regardless of their length of service, but the new loyalty pass will have a 20 year qualifying period. RMT is currently challenging SWT directly on this issue, reminding them that the concessionary travel arrangements were negotiated in good faith and that our members expect this to be honoured.

I will, of course, keep you fully advised on any further developments.

Yours sincerely

Bob Crow
General Secretary

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