Our Ref B/15/4
3rd June 2019
TO ALL FIRST GROUP MEMBERS
BUSINESS REORGANISATION – FIRST GROUP
As you may have seen in the news First Group UK (made up of First Bus and First Rail), made an announcement last week that it was undertaking a major business reorganisation which would see First Bus separated from the rest of their operations. Correspondence has been received from the company outlining their strategic plan which includes the sale of their bus section and details the financial difficulties they are experiencing in the railway sector, which could also be impacted by these changes.
I have written to First Group today seeking an urgent meeting where we will be seeking firm commitments on job security and the retention of pay, terms and conditions and pension arrangements for all our members employed by or associated with First Group. Matters are currently at an early stage but we will keep members fully informed of developments as matters progress.
Yours sincerely Mick Cash General Secretary