Friday, April 5, 2013

Travel Facilities-Rail Gourmet

Circular No IR/205/13

To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils

Our Ref: HC/12/1

5th April 2013

Dear Colleague


Further to my Circular No IR/72/13 dated the 31st January 2013 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you that I have again written to Rail Gourmet requesting a meeting to discuss travel facilities for our members. Please be advised, that at the time of writing, I have not received a response from the company.

Therefore, the matter has again been subject to recent consideration by the General Grades Committee and the following decision has been taken:

“We note that SSP/Rail Gourmet have still not replied to our requests for a meeting to discuss their support for travel facilities for their employees. It is unacceptable for any employer to disregard representations from its recognised trade union in this way.

We instruct the General Secretary to write to the Managing Director, drawing attention to the failure of the Human Resources department to respond and insisting that the company does so without further delay.

We further instruct the General Secretary to write to all Rail Gourmet members informing them of our stance and our lobbying on this issue.

Regional Councils, Branches and the Secretary of our National Conference of Hotel & Catering Grades to be advised. Brighton & Hove City Branch to be advised by personal letter.”

In accordance with the above, I am now acting on the instructions of the GGC decision and I will, or course, keep you fully advised on any further developments.

Best wishes.

Bob Crow
General Secretary

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