1. Late Monday night, Transdev sent an email to Local 8751 officers saying, “an employee [has] tested positive with COVID-19”. Corporate bosses refused the Union any more details. Union investigation revealed it was a driver who bid Thursday, no driver or manager was told to quarantine, no Transdev testing of those in contact, no Paid COVID-19 leave. Transdev’s cover-up policy & non-compliant practice is recklessly negligent today and during the 2 COVID-19 positives of Readville mechanics this month.
If you were at Freeport before 9 AM Thursday, please consider getting a COVID-19 test.
2. We drivers must take responsibility to follow and enforce all COVID-19 Emergency Standard Operating Procedures (ESOP) for Safetly & Health precautions. The Union continues to fight with Transdev to sign the critical ESOP to defend drivers & children.
Please read and help enforce Health & Safety priorities:
All buses must have trained monitors by state health regulations. Do not pick up students without a monitor.
The Union is demanding 15 minutes added to each report for COVID 19 preparation – health checks, bus PPE check, physical distancing, park & pull, etc.
Mayor Walsh today announced Boston is moving into the red COVID-19 danger zone. Please carefully follow all Health & Safety guidelines.
3. The Union is addressing multiple violations of bid, seniority and routing. We demand elder drivers get just accomodation & more Retiree Rights.
Transdev & the City can not demand that we risk our lives AND starve our families, too!