Our Ref: BR6/5/6
7th May 2020
TO ALL SIGNALLER AND OTHER OPERATIONS GRADE MEMBERS
PAYMENT OF WAGES AND SICK PAY – CORONAVIRUS – NETWORK RAIL
TEMPORARY SIGNALLER AND OTHER OPERATIONS GRADE MEMBERS
I am writing to you today to advise you that following negotiations between your National Operations Council Representatives and Network Rail a revised temporary contingent provisions document has been noted by the National Executive Committee. The document supersedes the earlier temporary contingent provision document for Signallers.
We are experiencing extraordinary times and I am sure members will want to continue to play their part in assisting our communities through this health crisis particularly in helping 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.
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