28th October 2019
My Ref: MRP 1/8/61
To: The Secretary All Branches
HITACHI RAIL EUROPE (HRE) SECTION OF THE RAILWAYS PENSION SCHEME (RPS) – BRASS MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS
I refer to my previous Circular, NP/201/19, 11th October 2019, as I reported the RMT has raised with HRE and the administrators of the RPS, RPMI, this union’s frustration that the BRASS matching agreement which we reached with management has not been implemented.
I can advise you that RPMI in reply to the RMT have stated that they share this union’s concern and are working closely with HRE to resolve this issue. RPMI have also advised the RMT that HRE have contacted members explaining why there has been a delay and also the benefits of BRASS matching.
The RMT continues to monitor this issue and will keep members fully informed of developments.