Our Ref: BR2/0146
4th February 2017
GENERAL SECRETARY’S STATEMENT TO THE PRESS ON THE BETRAYAL OF OUR CONDUCTOR MEMBERS IN THE TUC LED AGREEMENT
ROLE OF THE GUARD & EXTENSION OF DOO – SOUTHERN (GTR)
I have today put out a Press statement condemning the agreement reached in the TUC led discussions by the TUC itself, ASLE&F and Southern management, an agreement that will allow the company to run trains under DOO mode. The statement is as follows:-
“This so-called agreement is a shocking and historical betrayal presided over by the TUC of not only the conductor grade and drivers, but also passengers, including disabled passengers, who have lost the guarantee of a second member of staff on their trains.
This abysmal document lists a whole host of areas where a train can leave without a second member of staff that will leave both the driver and passengers…
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