9th April 2020
FURLOUGH ARRANGEMENTS – CORONAVIRUS – WABTEC FAIVELY LTD
I write in relation to discussions that have been held between your union and your employer over their intention to furlough a number of staff. As you may be aware due to the Coronavirus crisis the Government has guaranteed to pay a maximum 80% of wages for those companies that decide to furlough staff during this very uncertain period.
The unions NEC has noted and welcomed Wabtec’s commitment to pay any furloughed staff 100% of their basic pay during this period. Additionally they have confirmed a selection criteria to determine who will be furloughed which can be found by following this link.
There will be further discussions locally to discuss further additional members that will be furloughed. This will be decided on skill sets to enable the business to function.
I trust the above keeps you informed of the latest situation and wish you and your colleagues all the very best during this difficult and uncertain time. Stay Safe