Network Rail Test and Trace

Our Ref: HSR/1/3
Head Office Circular: NP/182/20
22nd July 2020
To: The Secretary

Dear Colleague,


Network Rail wrote to the RMT on 29th June 2020 with guidance for managers and staff on the test and trace process which has been introduced. The guidance was subsequently reviewed by RMT’s health and safety department and some key RMT Health and Safety Representatives

In considering the company’s guidance, the National Executive Committee (NEC) noted and adopted the following report of its Health and Safety Sub Committee at its meeting on 21st July 2020:

We note the correspondence on file from the company. The General Secretary is instructed to write to the company incorporating RMT’s comments and amendments to the document. The General Secretary is further instructed to write to RICF demanding that they adopt this guidance as policy, and to the CPT and MCA, as modified to be fit for purpose for the bus and maritime industries respectively. Any further updates to be placed before this NEC.

Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.

I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep members advised of any further developments.

Please make the contents of this Circular available to all appropriate members.

Yours Sincerely

Mick Cash
General Secretary