Rail unions could strike over Shapps’s face covering volunteers

Posted by on June 5, 2020 6:06 am
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RMT condemns government moves to put unpaid workers in ‘safety critical role’

Rail unions have threatened to strike over government plans for an “army” of volunteers at transport hubs to remind travellers to wear a face covering.

The transport secretary, Grant Shapps, announced the policy of using volunteers without consultation according to the RMT union, which condemned moves to put unpaid workers in “safety critical roles”.

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