RMT calls for transport workers to be treated with respect

RMT calls for transport workers to be treated with respect

15 June 2020

RMT Press Office:

RMT calls for transport workers to be treated with respect as new requirement for passengers to wear face masks on public transport in England comes into force today.

Transport union RMT has called for workers to be treated with respect as the new requirement for passengers to wear face masks on public transport in England comes into force today.

The union also said that it had received assurances that Police, and not transport staff, will be responsible for enforcing the legislation and the union has advised its members to avoid conflict situations with any passengers who refuse to wear face coverings.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said;

“RMT has been campaigning for face masks to be made compulsory for passengers on public transport and it is right that the Police and not transport staff will be responsible for enforcing this new legislation.

“We have advised our members to avoid conflict situations in the event of any passengers refusing to wear face coverings.

“We are calling for transport workers to be treated with respect, including remembering the essential role they are playing as key workers during the pandemic.”


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