Update on key worker status

The Branch has been made aware this morning that the granting of key worker status for operational air traffic staff has not lead to a universal approach around child care by local authorities and schools. Whilst some people have been advised that their children will be eligible for schools places others have had their requests declined.

The ATCOs’ Branch has been in contact with NATS around this issue this morning and they are aware of the inconsistencies across the country, and we will work with them where possible. However, given that this is down to decisions being made by local government, making progress on this will be difficult.

In the meantime should you have issues around childcare and your ability to attend work because of this situation you should advise your Operational Supervisor or Watch Manager in the first instance.

As always we will update you via atcos.co.uk if we have more to report.

ATCOs’ Branch BEC
21st March 2020

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