Electronic Driving License Checks - Network Rail (b)

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Dear Colleague

ELECTRONIC DRIVING LICENSE CHECKS – NETWORK RAIL

Further to Head Office Circular NP/057/13 I am writing to update you on developments with this case. Following the consultation on this matter the General Grades Committee noted and adopted the following recommendation from the Health and Safety Sub-Committee:

“We note the responses from our members and representatives concerning this matter containing a mixture of views and that over 9000 emails were sent out over this matter.

Having considered this matter in detail the General Secretary is instructed to address the following:

1) That Network Rail should apply to electronically check driving licenses itself with the appropriate authority being sought from the DVLA; this means Network rail would hold all data and will negate the need for a currently unknown third party.

An email to be distributed to all our relevant members.

Regional Councils, Branches to be advised.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you informed of developments with this case.

Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.

Yours sincerely

Bob Crow

General Secretary