Our Ref: HSR/1/3
Head Office Circular: NP/242/20
5th October 2020
To: The Secretary
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
GRAND CENTRAL – REOPENING OF REVENUE - SSOW
Following receipt of a report from the Relief Regional Organiser (North), containing potential concerns with some of the employer’s proposals in respect of the reopening of revenue duties, at its meeting on 2nd October 202 your NEC noted and adopted the following report from its Health and Safety Sub Committee:
We note the report from the Relief Regional Organiser (North). The General Secretary is instructed to inform Grand Central that RMT does not accept its proposal in its current format and has concerns with certain points. The General Secretary is further instructed to request the Lead Officer to go back to the company on RMT’s matters of concern which include but not limited to:
• Breaks being taken on board trains
• The policing of passengers’ wearing of masks
• Inadequate measures being taken to ensure social distancing from passengers
• Provision of FFP2 respirators
Any updates to be placed before this NEC.
Branches and Regional Councils to be advised.
Grand Central members to be informed via text and email and to be resent RMT’s Guidance on Face Masks updated policy.
I am acting in accordance with these instructions and will keep you informed of developments. Please make the contents of this Circular available to all appropriate members.