It looks like Lothian Buses will get the ballot they asked the union for but in a bit of an unorthodox way. By that happening the the confidentiality that Pilmar Smith, the company’s Chairman, promised his drivers will go out the window because of extremely bad planning.
It seems that all of the drivers who received the letter from their ‘colleague’ and who decide they don’t want to accept one of the Lothian Buses offers will be handing the letters to their trade union representatives unsigned for return to the Chairman who seems to have now completely blown the confidentiality of the drivers who are supposed to be on the Bus Company’s side.
So what happens is:
There is now questions as to whether Smith and Renilson were just stupid by sending out the letter or whether they were doing the same as Mrs. Thatcher did with the miners in the 80′s and are putting driver against driver. Perhaps confidentiality was the last thing the Chairman and Chief Executive cared about.