To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers
14th March 2019
Circular No. NP47/19
VICTORY - FREIGHTLINER LTD & FREIGHTLINER HEAVY HAUL - PENSION DISPUTE
STRIKE ACTION CANCELLED – MEMBERS INSTRUCTED TO WORK NORMALLY
Following further discussions with the company covering both Freightliner Ltd and Freightliner Heavy Haul, the company have confirmed in writing that they are withdrawing their proposals to amend the pension scheme.
This has been considered by your National Executive Committee who made the following decision.
“That further to our previous decision NWW, 28th February 2019 and following the excellent industrial action mandate given by our members, we note the latest correspondence on file not least of all the report note that that the Avoidance of Dispute meeting has taken place and that as a result the management have completely withdrawn their proposals ensuring that "there will be no changes to eligibility to join the RPS for existing employees or new starters."
This National Executive Committee applauds both our membership and our negotiating team for achieving this “excellent victory" and we instruct the General Secretary to immediately cancel the impending industrial action called and to write a personal letter to our members concerned advising them of this and congratulating them on his "magnificent result.”
Finally noting the report from the Lead Officer, this NEC instructs the General Secretary to continue to pursue access to the Final Salary RPS for our members employed by UK Bulk Handling Services and Freightliner Railports at every opportunity.
Relevant Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.”
Our Freightliner members have been advised of this tremendous result achieved by their magnificent solidarity.