Network Rail - Drugs and Alcohol Whistleblowing Review

Our Ref: HSR/1/1
Head Office Circular: NP/170/17
19th October 2017

The Secretary

Dear Colleague

Network Rail - Drugs and Alcohol Whistleblowing Review

A request has been received from Network Rail in seeking 2 representatives to participate in a review of section 8.2 of the drug and alcohol policy, relating to whistle-blowing. Your National Executive Committee have noted and adopted the following decision of their Health & Safety Sub:

We note the request on file for representatives to review the Network Rail D&A (Whistleblower) Policy. We instruct the General Secretary to inform the company that our representatives will be our LUHSR, Bro Yates and Bro Pezzulo. It is the view of this NEC that in cases of so called whistleblowing staff should be stood down from safety critical work until all test results have been received. Branches and Regional Councils be advised.

I am in the process of carrying out those instructions

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

Yours sincerely
Mick Cash
General Secretary