Unite the union has today welcomed the decision by Arriva to close its Wrexham depot in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus amongst its employees and the wider community.

Unite has managed to negotiate 100 per cent pay for drivers during the period of closure which will be very welcome news for our members during this extremely challenging period.

Jo Goodchild, Unite regional officer, commented: “Unite welcomes the extremely difficult decision taken by Arriva Wales to close its Wrexham Depot to prevent further outbreaks of coronavirus. We have been working closely with management, Public Health Wales and the local Environmental Health department to ensure that the safety of staff and the members of public is not compromised.

"Unite has also ensured that no member of staff will lose ay wages as a result of the closure. We will continue to work with management to assist with activating contingency plans to redeploy resources. This will hopefully allow the company to introduce some routes over the coming days to ensure key workers are able to get to and from their place of work."


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  • Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.