24 July 2021
RMT Press Office:
Transport union RMT demands urgent clarification on expanded isolation exemption scheme
TRANSPORT UNION RMT has demanded urgent clarification and discussions on the reported expansion of isolation exemptions for some transport workers, warning that the failure to brief unions on the plans risks sewing more confusion and doing more damage.
General Secretary Mick Lynch said:
"It is ludicrous that this announcement has been made without any discussion with the unions or detailed briefing on who this scheme is supposed to cover and how it will be implemented.
"This cavalier approach seems to be aimed at hitting headlines rather than mapping a serious way out of the current crisis. It leaves our members facing yet more uncertainty. I am seeking urgent clarification from both the employers and the government before more damage is done. "