Our Ref: HSR/1/19
Head Office Circular: NP/26/20
13th February 2020
To: The Secretary
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
NETWORK RAIL OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROVIDER- 2020 TENDER PROCESS
With the current Optima Health Ltd contract ending in October 2020, the RMT was invited by Network Rail to participate in the evaluation of suppliers’ bids for the new contract.
The RMT has concerns about such involvement given our status as an independent trade union; furthermore, the RMT had no input into the specification, therefore the evaluation would be on the company’s criteria only.
The NEC has determined as follows:
That we note the correspondence from Network Rail but decline the invitation to sit on the panel to choose the NR occupational health provided; as an independent trade union we want to keep a neutral stance.
I have duly written to Network Rail declining their invitation on this basis.
Please make the contents of this Circular available to all appropriate members.