Make testing available to all!

Posted in Tubeworker's blog on Sun, 07/03/2021 - 22:01,
Lateral flow test

TfL is currently participating in a trial whereby rapid antigen Covid tests are made available to directly-employed staff and some external staff, such as the British Transport Police. Several testing centres have been set up around London.

The trial must be expanded to be accessible to outsourced workers such as ABM cleaners, Interserve security officers, and Sodexo canteen staff. A comprehensive testing regime will be severely flawed if it excludes a section of the workforce.

This is not only in the interests of the outsourced workers themselves, but of directly-employed staff alongside whom they work. For TfL to offer testing to the BTP, but not to the cleaners, security staff, and canteen workers who it indirectly employs, would be scandalous.

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