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Colas Rail: Industrial Action by Joint Venture Amey Inter Urban employees short of strike action

28 June 2011

TSSA members employed by Amey Inter Urban are taking industrial action short of strike action starting this weekend. Their action is an overtime ban from 17.00 on Friday 1st July. This circular is advice for the Colas employees working at the same site as their colleagues in Amey.

TSSA members employed by Amey Inter Urban are taking industrial action short of strike action starting this weekend. Their action is an overtime ban from 17.00 on Friday 1st July. As you will be aware Colas employees work at the same site as their colleagues in Amey. We are therefore giving you the following advice.

At work, TSSA members are strongly advised to carry out their normal duties and they should not volunteer to work extended hours arising directly out of or in consequence of the dispute. Members are advised not to agree to undertake any duties that could not be regarded as part of their job description and/or have not in the past been undertaken by them in their current post.

Members should not at any time during the dispute act in breach of their Contracts of Employment and should carry out their normal duties in line with that stated above.

The above paragraph does not apply to regular rostered overtime and applies only to additional duties occasioned by the dispute.

Members should not agree to undertake any additional duties where there is any doubt as to their individual competence, in respect of safety matters. Members will appreciate the danger of liability in the event of an accident or other breach of safety.

It is very strongly stressed that in the event that Management seeks the agreement of, or instructs, staff with the appropriate background, to undertake duties normally performed by members employed by Amey Inter Urban, the circumstances should be reported immediately to the TSSA. This advice applies to circumstances whether or not the individual’s judgement is that they are competent to undertake the duties in question.

We would reiterate that our members should only work their usual roster, including any regular rostered overtime, and should not volunteer to work any additional hours arising out of the dispute.

Therefore if you are requested to work overtime this weekend it should be only based on the work that is required by Colas Rail and not to cover fellow members employed by Amey Inter Urban.
 

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