Our Ref: BR6/5/6
27th April 2020
TO ALL NR MANAGED STATIONS MEMBERS
PAYMENT OF WAGES AND SICK PAY – CORONAVIRUS – NETWORK RAIL
TEMPORARY PROVISIONS FOR MANAGED STATIONS STAFF
I am writing to you today to advise you that contingency provisions have been put in place by Network Rail in these unprecedented times in an effort to keep the railway's running and enable key workers to get to their place of work.
I am sure members will want to play their part in assisting our communities through this health crisis particularly in assisting our fellow key workers in getting to the workplace and maintain the movement of essential freight and goods. This means that a railway service will be maintained despite the problems we all face. However, I can assure you that the provisions discussed with your union and set out in this document are temporary only for the period of this crisis and will not be allowed to affect or impinge on our permanent agreements, terms, conditions and arrangements.
The provisions, together with Network Rail's statement are available here:
At these very difficult times the union is doing its best to keep union services and advice forthcoming and I will keep you advised of developments as and when they happen.