Monday, April 22, 2013
Joint Operation-Train Operating Companies & Network Rail
Circular No IR/238/13
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR2/15/4
25th April 2013
JOINT OPERATION – TRAIN OPERATING COMPANIES & NETWORK RAIL
Further to my circular dated 7th March 2013 (IR/149/13), I can report that a meeting has taken place between representatives of the RMT, South West Trains and Network Rail to discuss the Alliance between SWT and Network Rail on the Wessex Route. This was an informal meeting to share information. This Union was informed that the Alliance had resulted in the employment of extra Controller Grades, more Despatch staff at Clapham Junction, the speeding up of possessions and free travel being granted for staff on the route.
Management has confirmed that they will hold a further meeting once the final ORR determination is received in September 2013.
The General Grades Committee has considered this matter and has taken the following decision:
“That we note the correspondence from Network Rail regarding the meeting that took place to discuss the Wessex Alliance, covering South West Trains and Network Rail.
We note that a further meeting is planned and following the said meeting, a full written report and copy of minutes is to be placed before us.
Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.”
I shall continue to keep you advised of all further developments.