Unite has today warmly welcomed the decision by the Welsh government to make the use of face coverings mandatory on public transport (including taxis) in Wales. Unite Wales has argued that the previous decision to make face coverings on public transport discretionary did not go far enough. Some bus companies across Wales, including Arriva, have already made face coverings compulsory on their services.

Speaking today Peter Hughes Unite Wales Regional Secretary commented;

“Unite Wales warmly welcomes Welsh government's decision to make face coverings mandatory on public transport in Wales. Our members working for bus companies and within the taxi trade have been arguing that this is the best way to protect themselves and the travelling public. This decision will improve safety on our buses, trains and taxis and help prevent the transmission of Covid19 within Wales. It will also greatly increase the confidence of the general public to travel on public transport as lockdown measures are eased.”

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Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.