Firstly I just wanted to thank, both old and new members at Ilkley for raising an issue regarding holiday pay for our RDS members, without it we would never have been able to challenge the misery and wrong holiday pay given to our members after attending courses at FSHQ.
Once we found out that our members pay was wrong we challenged it, informally at first. Despite it being clear in both the Grey book and local policy some managers believed the pittance that our members were given was correct.
At yesterday’s HR committee the head of HR was in agreement with the FBU and therefore our new members, who have recently been on a course, will very shortly receive a substantial payment in respect of loss of holiday pay.
Can you make all our RDS members aware of this victory and I’m sure you join me in congratulating our members at Ilkley in raising it in the first place.
Yours in unity
WYFBU Brigade Secretary