Head Office Circular NP/188/20
30th July 2020
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
LNER - REINSTATEMENT OF THE CATERING PROVISION
Our Regional Organiser for LNER reports that our representatives have been in discussion with the company over the proposed reinstatement of catering services on-board trains. The company have provided RMT with detailed method statements and risk assessments. The report was submitted to the National Executive Committee who noted and adopted the following report:
We note the latest report from our Regional Organiser and sentiments therein.
Following a practical demonstration, whereby both our Industrial and Health and Safety Representatives, undertook mock up arrangements aboard a test train (21st July 20), sufficient Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work have been both formulated, agreed and secured to which will facilitate a safe return to work for the respective disciplines, taking cognisance of Government and Union guidelines.
This NEC therefore instructs the General Secretary to advise the company of our acceptance of the working arrangements.
Finally, this NEC would like to place on record our thanks to our representatives for their diligent and hard work on these matters.
Affected members, Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.
I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you updated on developments.