Our Ref: HSR/1/3
Head Office Circular NP/289/20
24th November 2020
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
TRANSPORT FOR WALES: RMT ADVICE TO MEMBERS - FACE COVERINGS/MASKS/VISORS
Further to Head Office Circular NP/264/20, dated 27th October 2020, further discussions have taken place between Transport for Wales and RMT with respect to FFP2 respirators. Your National Executive Committee noted and adopted the following report of its Health and Safety Sub Committee:
We note correspondence from Transport for Wales (TfW) and the report from the Regional Organiser, for which he is thanked. The General Secretary is instructed to write to TfW accepting the circumstances under which FFP2 masks can be requested by an individual and the arrangements that will then need to be put in place to facilitate this. Further, members are to be advised that FFP2 masks will be provided to those who request them. However, if an FFP2 mask is provided to an employee, and subsequently that employee is found not to be using it for the purpose requested, the company will make investigations.
Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.
TfW members to be advised via email and text.
I am acting in accordance with these instructions.
Please make the contents of this Circular available to all appropriate members.