RMT on shocking new ONS figures on COVID mortality rates amongst bus and taxi drivers

RMT on shocking new ONS figures on COVID mortality rates amongst bus and taxi drivers

Commenting on today’s ONS figures which showed that male bus and coach drivers and male taxi drivers are two of the occupational groups with high rates of Covid-19 deaths, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“ These figures are a tragic reminder of the risks faced by the UK’s frontline transport workers.

"Bus workers and taxi drivers have kept vital connections running throughout the pandemic for other key workers and essential travellers, and we need an industry-wide approach which ensures their safety and takes action to address the threats from the new Covid variant.

"RMT is reiterating its calls for the Government to ensure that transport workers, are classified as a priority group for Covid-19 vaccination. This will save lives and maintain the resilience of the UK’s transport networks. ”

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