Our Ref: B/4/12
18th August 2021
SUSPENSION, MARK THOMAS, TORBAY, STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST
With reference to the above, I write to update you of the latest developments in this matter. Your representative Mark Thomas has been suspended on what appears to be spurious grounds and he is heading for a disciplinary hearing.
During the investigatory hearing, no evidence was provided, just allegations and hearsay. This is a blatant attack on a successful trade union representative and an attempt to get rid of him.
Your union’s National Executive Committee (NEC) has considered the matter and it has instructed me to contact the Stagecoach National Chief Executive to demand that he intervenes in this matter and arranges for a special meeting with an independent panel so that Mark will have a fair and impartial hearing as it is the NEC’s firm belief that this will not happen if the issue is dealt with by local and regional management.
This instruction has been carried out and I will keep you advised of further developments in this matter.