PROPOSED REDUNDANCIES, LGV/RMD, LEAD DRIVERS, BIRMINGHAM, BRISTOL & COATBRIDGE – FREIGHTLINER LTD & FREIGHTLINER RAILPORTS

To All Freightliner Ltd & Freightliner Railports LGV, RMD, Lead Driver Members located at Birmingham, Bristol & Coatbridge Terminals

Our Ref: BR3/16/3

16th June 2021

Dear Colleague

PROPOSED REDUNDANCIES, LGV/RMD, LEAD DRIVERS, BIRMINGHAM, BRISTOL & COATBRIDGE – FREIGHTLINER LTD & FREIGHTLINER RAILPORTS

Further to my letter dated the 26th April 2021 in relation to the company’s proposed redundancies affecting our LGV/RMD and Lead Driver members located at Bristol Railports and Birmingham, Coatbridge Terminals. I can now advise you that the Regional Organiser, Business Council Rep and Road Driver Reps met with Freightliner management on the 14th May 2021 and I have received an update report from the Lead Officer indicating that Freightliner has reconsidered their position, as follows:

Bristol (Freightliner Railports)

All proposed 5 redundancies withdrawn and an additional truck returned to site.

Coatbridge (Freightliner Ltd)

The company proposed 7 drivers to be made redundant, this has been reduced to 2 positions to be offered out for voluntary redundancy.

Birmingham (Freightliner Ltd)

The company proposed the removal of 6 positions, 4 proposed redundancies have been withdrawn, of the remaining 2 positions, 1 x Lead Driver and 1 x night shunt driver will be offered Redeployment to the driving grade or voluntary redundancy.

The matter has been considered by the union’s National Executive Committee who note that there has been a significant reduction in the redundancies proposed and that there will be no compulsory redundancies. Therefore, I have informed Freightliner that the RMT are no longer in dispute over this matter.

Yours sincerely


Michael Lynch
General Secretary