Head Office Circular NP/248/21
9th July 2021
ALL REGIONAL COUNCILS
RMT response to changing of Covid restrictions
I am writing to advise you that I have today emailed all RMT members advising that the union will be insisting with employers and safety authorities that all measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic must remain in place, unless there is agreement with your union to do otherwise.
This, for example, includes the continued requirement to wear face-coverings, social distancing, enhanced cleaning and ventilation standards. The union will consider appropriate measures to address the risk of COVID-19 infections on the basis of medical evidence.
As well as the employers, the union will also continue to lobby governments to ensure the need for agreement with your union to ensure continued protections for our members.
The NEC will be actively considering this matter in the coming days as industry discussions develop and I will keep members informed of developments, including providing updated guidance and advice as necessary.