15 June 2016
ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Our Ref: BR2/5/1
15th June 2016
ILL HEALTH SEVERANCE, A. ESPOSITO, GUARD – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
Further to my letter dated 3rd June 2016, I informed you of the appalling treatment our Brother Anthony Esposito received from the company to whom he has provided many years of loyal service.
Your representatives have been constantly pressuring the company into discussing Brother Esposito’s redeployment. After the company realised the strong intentions of you and your colleagues to defend your fellow member against the company’s heartless tactics, the company immediately took this matter seriously. I can now advise you all that our Brother has now been found a suitable role within the company, which will meet his medical needs. The National Executive Committee has since considered this matter and has advised me to call the ballot for industrial action off. This is a massive achievement and would never have been made possible without the hard work of our representatives and the support you and your colleagues displayed for your fellow Brother.
As you will also be aware, I informed the company that we required several assurances regarding the way this case has been handled. The company have since provided some assurances, however, I remain concerned about the process and lack of clarity in the company’s policy around this case, specifically in respect to the following:-
1. ATW Station Roles availability for restricted staff.
2. ATW Station Roles requirement for PTS citification.
3. The Appeal Process within Ill Health Severance.
Therefore, I will be meeting with the company to gain clarity on the above points and to ensure all individuals are treated fairly. I will keep you all fully updated on the situation and of any problems that may arise.