SALE OF PULLMAN RAIL LIMITED TO TRANSPORT FOR WALES

Our Ref: BR4/15/6

11th August 2021

Dear Colleague,

SALE OF PULLMAN RAIL LIMITED TO TRANSPORT FOR WALES

Further to my previous letter dated 9th August 2021, where I advised that it had been brought to the Union’s attention that over the weekend Transport for Wales (TfW) has agreed the purchase of Pullman Rail Limited from Colas Rail UK.

The matter was placed before your Union’s National Executive Committee who noted the report from our Lead Officer and the correspondence from the company. The NEC has acknowledged that your Lead Officer will be meeting the company in the coming days to discuss the issues.

The NEC has instructed me to ensure a detailed report is compiled. Therefore, I will be asking the company for details on their plans for Pullmans Rail Limited and how it will affect members in the future. I will also be seeking information on how the acquisition will affect our fleet members within Transport for Wales Rail Limited.

I will be placing all matters before the NEC for consideration and I will write to members again following any further updates.

Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary