Hull Trains - Joint Statement
Earlier this week, District Officer Nigel Roebuck and other stakeholders met regional TUC representatives and local MPs to discuss the urgent situation with Hull Trains.
ASLEF members and other workers are facing disputes over job cuts, services and pay.
We remain open to negotiations and coming to the table, but Hull Trains has not so far entered into constructive dialogue.
The meeting produced this joint statement to Hull Trains
The statement reads:
Joint statement to Hull Trains
This week a meeting took place in Parliament to discuss the urgent situation concerning Hull Trains. The city's MP's, rail unions RMT and ASLEF together with the regional TUC Yorkshire and the Humber met to discuss the current difficulties concerning potential disputes over job cuts, services and importantly pay.
Hull Trains as an open access stand-alone company has serve the city of Hull very well over many years and the staff and workers are duly proud of the service it offers the residents and businesses of Hull and the Humber. We not want to see an agreed settlement on pay and terms and conditions negotiated without interference from the government or anyone else.
We are therefore calling on the employers to enter into meaningful and constructive dialogue with the workforce. We want to ensure that the service is not degraded, that employee terms and conditions including the robust and stable pension scheme is not sacrificed on the altar of excess profitability, and that an efficient, safe and well-resourced service can continue to serve the city of Hull and surrounding areas. We believe that this will help promote the economic growth for the city as an important part of the government's levelling up agenda.
Karl Turner, MP for Kingston upon Hull East
Rt Hon Dame Diana Johnson DBE, MP for Kingston upon Hull North
Emma Hardy, MP for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Gary Jackson, Regional Organiser, RMT
Nigel Roebuck, District Officer, ASLEF
Bill Adams, Regional Secretary, TUC Yokrshire and the Humber