First Somerset Taunton - Coronavirus

Our ref: HSR/1/3
Head Office Circular: NP/19/21
15th January 2021
To: The Secretary

Dear Colleague,


Following receipt of a report from the Lead Officer that six Covid-19 cases have been confirmed at Taunton depot of First Bus (Somerset), your National Executive Committee today agreed the following:

Firstly, all CNC and Safety reps within the Somerset and Cornwall area are invited to an urgent online meeting with the National Officer for buses to discuss the issues, agree a way forward and restate the importance of solidarity at this time.

Secondly, that I write to the company and to our members within the First Bus Group to outline our national position and offer advice to members.

Finally, that I write to the Company to request a formal joint online meeting between the company, RMT Lead officer and all CNC reps (Cornwall and Somerset) to discuss review of arrangements, sharing of data, Covid-19 risk assessments review, furlough options and a joint strategy to support members during this period of emergency and beyond.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions.

Yours sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary