CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT - HITACHI RAIL UK

Our Ref: BR4/14/3

8th July 2021


Dear Colleagues,

CONTRACTS OF EMPLOYMENT - HITACHI RAIL UK

I write to update members on the developments relating to the proposed implementation of new contracts of employments for new starters at Hitachi.

As part of our 2020 Annual Pay Negotiations, we gave a commitment to discuss a new set of contractual terms and conditions for new starters at the company. Your union has been represented throughout the discussions concerning the new contracts and sought improvements to them where possible.

The new contracts will not affect existing members and are only to be offered to new employees of the company.

Your National Executive Committee has considered a report from the lead officer of the representations made, along with draft copies of the new contracts. The new contract will not affect any existing staff, but new starters will be employed with contractual terms that differ from the established arrangements.

The new contracts have been noted and our NEC have reiterated our commitment to pursuing fair and equal contracts, pay and conditions through the provisions of our Collective Bargaining Agreement and in future pay negotiations.

I trust this keeps you fully advised and I will of course keep you updated on all further developments.

Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary