CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC - Updates

11 August 2020

This page will be updated through the ongoing Coronavirus crisis with the latest information from ASLEF and the team at Head Office.

 

If you have any questions not covered on this page, please email info@aslef.org.uk or contact your local reps.

 

Last updated: Tuesday 3rd August 2020, 14:30.

 

 

TEMPORARY HEAD OFFICE CHANGES

  • Staff at head office will be moving to working from home where possible, and for as long as necessary. Unfortunately, this may mean that some services are affected.
  • Any correspondence sent by post to head office should also be sent by email (with scanned copies of associated paperwork), in case postal services are affected.
  • Please continue to contact branch secretaries, LDCs, company council reps and, if need be, district organisers as usual.

 

 

MEETINGS AND EVENTS

  • All internal and external meetings, including branch meetings, company council, district council meetings are to be cancelled until further notice.
  • All planned conferences and training events (AAD, branch secretary course, equalities courses) are also to be cancelled / postponed until further notice.
  • All regular branch meetings are suspended until further notice. Any urgent branch business will be conducted by the Branch Committee in line with Rule 10.1.(a). Ideally this should be done via virtual format (if possible).

 

 

OTHER INTERNAL AND INDUSTRIAL ISSUES

The Executive Committee continue to meet regularly via video conferencing, and are providing bulletin updates on specific issues affecting drivers around the country.

 

To read the bulletins, log in to members.aslef.org.uk and look in the Library, or check on the ASLEF closed Facebook group.

 

 

COVID-19 WORKING GUIDANCE

ASLEF has produced a guidance document for reps to use during the pandemic. You can view the guide online here or download the current version here:

Covid 19 Guidance Version 1.4 - 26th June 2020

 

 

KEY WORKERS AND SCHOOLS CLOSURE

The government has confirmed that transport workers are included in the list of key workers to provide services during the crisis.

 

Please follow the advice from the government and from your school if you have children who are not able to be looked after at home.

 

Click here to read the UK Government advice.

 

Click here to read Mick Whelan's statement on key workers.

 

 

RAIL INDUSTRY CORONAVIRUS JOINT FORUM

The trade unions and industry leaders have agreed to set up a Rail Industry Coronavirus Joint Forum to engage at a senior level and support the industry's response through this crisis.

 

Click here to read updates from the joint forum:

Update 1

Update 2

 

The forum has produced a set of Emergency Working Principles. Click here to download the announcement.

 

3 July 2020:

A revised version of guidance on social distance for rail operators has been produced by the forum. Click here to download the guidance.

 

 

PENSION SCHEME QUERIES

The majority of the railway pensions scheme's staff are now working from home, balancing their commitments to those they care for, with continuing to deliver service to scheme members. They also took the step early on to isolate key teams and individuals aligned to critical functions, including pensioner payroll. RPMI took these actions to ensure they were positioned to maintain as normal a service as possible.

 

However, these are not normal times and the scheme expected to come to a point where they would need to start prioritising the services they were able to deliver. They are now at that point.

 

As such, please find a pack here that clarifies what they will be focusing on as a business and how they will support you and the scheme.

 

 

ONLINE SHOP

Due to the temporary closure of Head Office, no online shop orders can be processed and the shop is currently closed. 

The shop will re-open when Head Office is open. 

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