can somebody cast an eye over the following?
Its not something I have been involved with before...
"As you are now aware the sale of XYZ to XYZ completed on XYZ
During the past few months we have been planning the next steps. A key decision is that we will bring the businesses together and operate using the same systems and processes. We have also decided to create a services company that will become the employer for all group employees.
In time all employees will transfer to this new Company. These transfers will need to meet the requirements of the Transfer of Undertakings and Protection of Employment (TUPE) legislation and under this legislation we will need to consult with appointed employee representatives.
However, rather than just limit the representatives role to TUPE we would like them to take a wider role and to be consulted on wider people aspects of the bringing together of the two businesses including, for example, plans for organisational change and harmonisation of terms and conditions."