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Date: 30/09/2020


This is a short statement signed on behalf of the joint trade unions along with your employer to give a brief update on talks which are ongoing on the subject of future terms and conditions.

The company and trade unions met for discussions on Wednesday 30 September.

Whilst there are issues to which needs to be further clarified on both sides, the talks held were undertaken in a positive and mature manner, with the emphasis on trying to reach an agreement suitable to both sides.

Both management and the trade unions aim to be working hard together to seek to resolve outstanding issues, and with this in mind there will be further meetings held to enable further discussions to take place.

With this in mind we ask for your patience on this and we will of course keep you updated in future.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Kemp

GMB National Officer



Date: 11/06/2020

During 2020 we have regularly put the case to your employer that a pay rise should be forthcoming to yourselves. Even in these difficult times we engaged with your employer to try to ensure that for the hard work that you do for FORTERRA that you were rewarded in a fair way.

We are pleased to inform you that your employer has informed us that they are prepared to offer you a 2% pay increase on all rates.

This is the same increase for the brick and building products section of FORTERRA which was accepted by GMB members earlier on this year.

Given the present serious circumstances that your employer finds itself in as a result of COVID 19, and the current dire economic circumstances we very strongly recommend that you accept this offer.

A consultative postal ballot will now take place starting Monday 15 June until Friday 26 June at 12 pm.

These are unprecedented and difficult times and both trade unions thank you for your membership.

We hope you and your families stay safe and well.

Yours sincerely,

Steve Kemp

GMB National Officer

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