Our Ref: BR4/14/3
4th May 2020
TO ALL RMT MEMBERS AT ALSTOM
FURLOUGH ARRANGEMENTS - CORONAVIRUS - ALSTOM
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 who are currently off-work ‘shielding’ for 12 weeks and the company’s proposal that those staff are furloughed.
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. The dates of the furlough will vary depending on when the employee first self isolated.
Your union’s National Executive Committee has considered the matter and notes the report from the Lead Officer and the company’s Furlough arrangements for those ‘shielding’ and I have been instructed to confirm our endorsement of the arrangements to the Company.
I trust this keeps you fully advised on the matter and I will, of course, keep you informed on any further developments.