Circular No IR/639/13
To All Branches, Regional Offices & Regional Councils
Our Ref: BR2/10/2
6th November 2013
COMBINATION OF CLEANING GRADES – SOUTH WEST TRAINS
Further to my Circular No IR/558/13 dated the 26th September 2013 with regards to the above matter and where I informed you that this matter will be discussed at the next full company council meeting. Further, I asked Branches along the South West Trains line of route if they could provide their opinion on how they would like the union to progress this matter. At the time of writing, no responses have been received.
I now write to inform you that a meeting has been held and I have received an update report from the Lead Officer which has beensubject to recent consideration by the General Grades Committee.
The Lead Officer reports that South West Trains remain of the opinion that this issue had been reviewed at Director Level and considered there was nothing further to explore at this point.Additionally, without further information as to how we can pursue this matter it would appear that South West Trains will remain unwilling to concede our claim.
The General Grades Committee notes the report on file from our Lead Officer. Further, the General Grades Committee has already given an instruction that the fixed rate element in this year’s pay submission must be ‘vigorously championed’ to ensure our lower paid members receive a significant rise in their rates of pay.
I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter.