Our Ref: HSR/1/3
Head Office Circular: NP/482/21
24th December 2021
To: The Secretary
CARRYING OUT OF NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES WHEN THE OMICRON VARIANT IS PREVALENT
Your National Executive Committee met on 23rd December to discuss a report on the above and agreed as follows:
That we note the report from the lead officer and instruct the General Secretary to take this issue up in line with his request
All effected members to be advised.
I have today written to all TOCs as follows:
I am concerned that non-essential duties, including revenue collection, are still being undertaken across the Train Operating Companies. The spread of Omicron is faster than any previous Covid-19 variant; a number of passengers are still not wearing face coverings when in stations or on trains, placing my members at increased risk of infection.
I am therefore writing to all TOCs demanding that such duties cease until such a time as the Omicron variant is under control.
I will keep members advised of any developments.
Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.