Sunday, February 20, 2011

Confirmation of TUPE.

Following my post on Wednesday 16th February about Little Johnny will not comment - I was pleased to see a new notice attached to the wall of the portacabin when I reported for work this morning.

On Friday 18th February there was a meeting between top management and Unite, the union. My employer is to re-tender all it's contracts with the nationwide company. If it is awarded the diagrams, it will look into buying or leasing new coaches. If it is not awarded the diagrams, then ALL drivers will be transferred under TUPE legislation to the new operator. This use of TUPE legislation has already been agreed between my employer and the nationwide company in advance of the tender outcome.

The Treforest depot diagrams will be re-tendered in February with the outcome decided by the end of March. The Durham depot diagrams will be re-tendered in March with the outcome decided by the end of April. The Birmingham depot diagrams will be re-tendered in May with the outcome decided by the end of June.

This statement has come as a great relief to ALL the drivers at Treforest. No matter what happens, we will still have the same job but may be working out of a nearby depot. This is great news because all our drivers have done their level best to do the job right.
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