To All Grand Central RMT Members
Our Ref: BR2/15/1
30th September 2020
CLOSURE OF NORTH WEST PROJECT – GRAND CENTRAL
Further to my letter dated the 18th September 2020 with regards to Grand Central’s plans to close the North West Project and potential redundancies on the East Coast operations. I can now advise you that a first consultation meeting has been held and I have received an update report from the Lead Officer.
The matter has again been subject to recent consideration by the union’s National Executive Committee who notes the first consultation meeting has taken place. The company has confirmed that, along with your Representatives, they are speaking to Train Operating Companies and getting as much information as they can on vacancies. The company is also trying to assist our affected members with any job applications as necessary.
The Executive Committee notes that the company is continuing to look at potential cutbacks in their operations on the East Coast. Therefore, I have been instructed to create a separate file for matters relating to the East Coast Grand Central contract.
I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter and I will, of course, update you on any further developments.