Our Ref: LUL/14/3
4th May 2020
TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ALSTOM METRO TRAINS
FURLOUGH ARRANGEMENTS - CORONAVIRUS – ALSTOM METRO TRAINS
I write with regards to the above matter and to inform you that I have received a report from the Lead Officer concerning those staff that are currently off-work ‘shielding’ for 12 weeks and the company’s proposal that those staff are furloughed.
Your Union has been consulted with and the temporary arrangement means that any staff who are currently off-work ‘shielding’ for 12 weeks will be furloughed and will receive full pay and accrue pension contributions in the usual manner during their furlough period. At the end of the furlough period members will return to their current positions within the company.
Your union’s National Executive Committee has considered the matter and notes that the company intends to seek agreement of any members individually before being placed on furlough leave. There will be no change in other terms and conditions as a result that could result in detriment to any member furloughed. You Union will continue to be vigilant and offer members any assistance possible over this period.
I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter and I will, of course, keep you informed on any further developments.