Our Ref: BR2/4/1
27th July 2018
DISMISSAL, G. CHARLTON, CONDUCTOR – ARRIVA TRAINS WALES
I am writing in relation to the above matter and further to my letter dated 27th June 2018. As you are aware Arriva Trains Wales took the decision to unfairly dismiss our Brother Gareth Charlton and that this matter was discussed as an Emergency Item at the Unions Annual General Meeting.
Gareth’s case has since gone to an appeal and I am pleased to report that our brother has been fully reinstated to his substantive role. The National Executive Committee has considered this matter and would like to thank you and your colleagues for your steadfast resolve and clear solidarity in supporting Gareth.
This is a clear example of what can be achieved when our members stand together. The unity displayed has no doubt forced the company into reversing their decision to dismiss our member. As a union we will not allow our members to be bullied or unfairly treated and this has been demonstrated by you and your colleagues.
On behalf of myself and the Executive Committee, I would like to thank our Lead Officer and representatives for their dedication and commitment in seeking justice and delivering this magnificent outcome.