Tripartite covid sick pay agreement

Mr M Wiggins made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Transport for London

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Dear Transport for London,

Please could you clarify the following questions related to tripartite enhanced covid sick pay for bus drivers

1) can you confirm all London bus operators are signed up to and implementing this agreement

2) is TfL funding the first three days of sick pay or the agreed 14 after which bus company sick pay continues.

3) Do any of the bus operators have an opt out clause for this agreement

4) can any of the bus operators change the agreed 14 days to 10 days in specific relation to covid tripartite sick pay agreement

Yours faithfully,
Mr m wiggins

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Wiggins

 

TfL Ref 2361-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18
February 2021 asking for information about the Tripartite covid sick pay
agreement.

 

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Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

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Dear Mr Wiggins

 

TfL Ref 2361-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18
February 2021 asking for information about the Tripartite Covid-19 sick
pay agreement.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy.  I can
confirm that we hold the information you require. Your questions and our
replies are as follows:

 

 1. Can you confirm all London bus operators are signed up to and
implementing this?

Yes all operators are supportive of and implementing this scheme.

 2. Is TfL funding the first three days of sick pay or the agreed 14 after
which bus company sick pay continues;

TfL would fund the first three days if required and also up to 14 days
depending on company sick pay policies in place. This will vary based on
an individual’s contract, grade and experience. The broad principle is TfL
provides funding from day one to ensure payments are in place for the time
somebody is off sick with the symptoms of Covid-19 (but no other
complication) or up to 14 days through self-isolation.

 3. Do any of the bus operators have an opt out clause for this agreement

There is no opt out clause.

 4. Can any of the bus operators change the agreed 14 days to 10 days in
specific relation to Covid tripartite sick pay agreement

14 days was originally the limit with this policy as that was the maximum
number of days the government advised in the event of isolating. It is
ultimately up to operators to apply their own policies for self-isolation
but this would stem from Government advice.

 

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Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

 

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From: FOI
Sent: 19 February 2021 13:13
To: 'Mr M Wiggins' <[1][FOI #729635 email]>
Subject: RE: Freedom of Information request - Tripartite covid sick pay
agreement ref 2361-2021

 

Dear Mr Wiggins

 

TfL Ref 2361-2021

 

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18
February 2021 asking for information about the Tripartite covid sick pay
agreement.

 

Please think carefully about whether the request is essential at this
current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited
resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other
essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response
time may be impacted by the current situation and so you may wish to
reconsider the timing of this request. Please notify us as soon as
possible if you would like to withdraw your request at the current time.

 

Should you wish to proceed with the request we will aim to issue a
response by 18 March 2021 in accordance with the Freedom of Information
Act 2000 and our information access policy.

 

We publish a substantial range of information on our website on subjects
including operational performance, contracts, expenditure, journey data,
governance and our financial performance. This includes data which is
frequently asked for in FOI requests or other public queries. Please check
[2]http://www.tfl.gov.uk/corporate/transpar... to see if this helps you.

 

We will publish anonymised versions of requests and responses on the
[3]www.tfl.gov.uk website. We will not publish your name and we will send
a copy of the response to you before it is published on our website.

 

In the meantime, if you would like to discuss this matter further, please
do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Sara Thomas

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

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