Circular No IR/576/13
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR1/15/9
4th October 2013
INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – MCNULTY REPORT
Further to my Circular No IR/493/13 dated the 22nd August 2013 with regards to the above matter and in relation to the series of special meetings taking place with our union representatives to discuss our strategy and key demands in response to the McNulty report, I can now advise you that a well attended meeting has been held in Plymouth.
The General Grades Committee notes the report on file regarding the successful meeting at Plymouth with regards to the McNulty Report awareness. Further, the Senior Assistant General Secretary, Regional Organiser and National Executive member addressed the very well attended meeting and it was clear from the meeting that the RMT needs to step up its campaign to further highlight to the public and media the critical roles that railway workers perform day in and day out. Therefore, the union will be producing special newsletters for our members and publications for the travelling public to address this.
Further, the General Grades Committee notes that an additional South West meeting is taking place in Exeter on Tuesday 22ndOctober 2013 at 18.00 hours in the Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter.
The General Grades Committee has also reiterated its previous decision to hold meetings in Glasgow, London, Doncaster, Newcastle and Norwich as part of the McNulty Strategy and I have been instructed to urgently obtain details of these meetings.
In accordance with the above, I would be most grateful if you could bring the content of this circular to the attention of all your members and I will, of course, keep you fully advised on any further developments.