LOSS OF TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS CONTRACT – SKYTRAC RAIL SOLUTIONS LTD

TO ALL SKYTRAC (TPE) Members

 

Our Ref: HC/15/10

 

9th September 2016

 

 

Dear Colleague

 

LOSS OF TRANSPENNINE EXPRESS CONTRACT – SKYTRAC RAIL SOLUTIONS LTD

 

The RMT has today received disturbing reports that Skytrac Rail Solutions Ltd may have gone into administration. This information has come to light within the last 24 hours following an announcement made by TPE. At the time of writing the position is not yet fully known. However your Senior Union Representatives and the union nationally are actively doing everything in our power to protect your job, pay, terms and conditions.

 

As you are aware, TUPE applies and you will soon become an employee of Rail Gourmet, retaining your position and your terms and conditions. We are hoping that as a result of Skytrac losing the contract your employment with Rail Gourmet will be brought forward as soon as possible, thus giving you job security and peace of mind.

 

The union is fully aware of your concerns in relation to the pay already owed and your pension payments made to date. Whilst I am not in a position to provide you with any specific assurances at this moment in time, I can guarantee that the union will do everything in its power to support you and your colleagues. The RMT will utilise all avenues including legal ones to protect you.

 

Obviously this has come as a shock to you and the situation is at an early stage but I would like to reassure you that we are treating this matter urgently and will do everything in our power to protect your jobs, pay, terms and conditions.

 

I hope to be in a position to write to you again very shortly.

 

Best wishes.

 

Mick Cash

General Secretary