Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Use of Agency Staff-South West Trains







Circular No IR/381/13


To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils


Our Ref: BR2/13/1


25th June 2013



Dear Colleague




Further to my Circular No IR/578/12 dated the 19th October 2012 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you thatyour union representatives had raised their concerns with South West Trains over the use of agency staff at Traincare depots, I now write to advise you that a meeting has been held with our senior union representatives and the matter has again been subject to recent consideration by the General Grades Committee, their decision is as follows:


“That we note the report from our Regional Organiser regarding this matter that can be found on file.


We further note that the Wessex Regional Council has set out a recruitment plan and is working with Branches to improve union density within our Traincare Grades.


Accordingly, we instruct the General Secretary to place this matter back before us on completion of the aforementioned recruitment drive.


Branches and Wessex Regional Council to be informed.”


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


Best wishes.

Bob Crow

General Secretary

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