SUSPENSION, MARK THOMAS, TORBAY - STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST

Our Ref: B/4/12
20th September 2021


Dear Colleagues

SUSPENSION, MARK THOMAS, TORBAY - STAGECOACH SOUTH WEST

Further to previous correspondence, in which I advised you that RMT activist Brother Mark Thomas had been suspended by Stagecoach South West. The RMT had major concerns regarding how the disciplinary process had been utilised in respect of Brother Thomas’ case and ultimately believed that all the charges that had been levelled against Brother Thomas were bogus.

I can now report that Brother Thomas has now been reinstated by Stagecoach South West; however, he has been issued with a final written warning. Brother Thomas will appeal this sanction and will be represented by the Senior Assistant General Secretary at the hearing. Having considered this matter, the union’s National Executive Committee has instructed me to convene a meeting with Stagecoach South West in order to improve our working relationship.

I trust this keeps you fully advised.

Yours sincerely

Michael Lynch
General Secretary