I have today attended ACAS along with our RO and senior reps. We have made it clear to LU that they must give us absolute assurances that the hard won protections in our framework and other agreements will continue to apply to all fit for the future stations rosters and working arrangements.
After two whole days at ACAS management has refused to give any such assurances. However they have agreed to consider their position and return to talks next week.
We have made it clear to management that unless we receive concrete guarantees of the protections we are demanding then our strike on 5/6 Aug will go ahead and further action will be inevitable.
Council of Executives