Working Hours and Fatigue
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Head Office Circular: NP/182/17
9th November 2017
ALL SHIPPING BRANCHES
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
WORKING HOURS LIMITS AND FATIGUE
AGM Item 55 called on the union to start a campaign to reduce working hours across the transport industry to protect workers from the harmful effects of fatigue. The resolution also committed the union to campaign for a maximum 32 hour working week without loss of pay.
The National Executive Committee have noted and adopted the following report of their Health and Safety Sub-committee:
We note the resolution from the AGM and instruct the General Secretary to take up the demands of the resolution through the bargaining machinery. However, we further note that fatigue is a particular issue for our shipping and off-shore grades members and the General Secretary is further instructed to develop a separate campaign for these members.
Branches and Regional Councils be advised.
I am acting in accordance with this instruction. Please bring the contents of this circular to the attention of relevant members.