Update: Friday 27th March 2020
The last couple of days have shown a more significant increase in the number of cases of Covid-19 in the UK, and there has been a substantial rise in the number of deaths. Although, within our local areas, the risk may still seem small it is important that we each play our part in stopping the spread of this virus. FMUK hope that all our members remain safe and well during this period. Please continue to follow the government advice to stay home, protect the NHS, save lives.
1. Return to Work
We will confirm start date as soon as we are able.
Do not report to work on 6th April.
2. Customer Feedback
Update received 27th March – Production will not re-start before 20th April.
Toyota have confirmed they will give 5 days notice of start date.
Closed until 20th April
Magna – closed until 20th April
Piolax – closed until May
3. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
Please see website update for a video message from Kevin Schofield on 27th March.
The Senior Management team are tracking this closely with the company financial and legal advisors.
4. Any Other Business
We will regularly update the frequently asked questions on this website.
Please contact the absence line on 01282 446541 with any additional queries and we will respond as soon as possible.
27th March – 1 question received, feedback provided.
For members of the Sports and social club, it has been agreed to stop the fees in light of the current situation from 30th March.
Please see the government website for the latest advice:
Update: Monday 23rd March 2020
In light of the recent announcement by Boris Johnson on Friday 20/3/2020 in terms of the government job retention scheme – this has stated that for members on ‘lay down’ the government will pay up to 80% of the members wages up to £2500 per month.
Please be aware that FMUK SMT are currently discussing this with our Financial advisors to get further clarification from HMRC as how this scheme will work, how this will be applied and the details of this to support all our members. We have been told that this information may be clarified in the coming days. We will continually monitor this situation.
As a company we have made the decision that no members should be working on site following end of day shift 23/3/20, apart from any essential work that needs to be carried out for business critical reasons. Members who can work from home for the remains of this week have already been confirmed and are aware.
In terms of payment from FMUK – all payments due on the 25th or 27th March will be paid in full. We will issue information about next due payments in the brief on 27/3/2020 based on the information we receive. These discussions are happening in conjunction with the Works Council and Union representatives.
All of the SMT will continue to try to clarify the situation over the next of couple of days and target to issue another brief by Friday 27/3/2020 – this will include confirmation of latest information reference the government retention scheme, and also clarification, if this situation has not been made clear how we will continue to support members going forward.
The Company website (https://fmuk.ltd/covid-19/ ) will be updated with information for both Burnley and Derby members – please monitor this for information. We will also be sending out information by mass text message to keep members informed.
If you have any questions please call the absence line on 01282 446541 and leave a message, we will respond as soon as possible.