To All Freightliner Members
Our Ref BR3/15/6
2nd July 2019
PROTECTING FREIGHTLINER JOBS, CONDITIONS & PENSIONS
SALE OF FREIGHTLINER
You may have seen in the press that Freightliner’s parent company is being sold to a Singapore infrastructure fund. This is yet another example of companies being sold – again and again - and the jobs and hard-earned terms and conditions of service of employees put in jeopardy in the pursuit of profit for shareholder. Privatisation has not worked, we all know that, yet people’s livelihoods are put up for grabs with individual workers having no say in the matter.
I just wanted to write to you to re-assure you that we will do everything possible to safeguard you and your colleagues, pay, conditions and pensions. I have already arranged a meeting with the company and will be seeking assurances on your behalf. I will also let the company know that we will not sit idly back, either now or in the future, if any attempt is made to erode your current t&cs etc.
I will of course keep you advised of developments but just wanted to reassure you that we are monitoring the situation very closely.