Major Disruption to Travel Policy


Major disruption to travel is disruption which severely affects public transport or roads to the extent that it prevents or seriously affects a significant number of employees’ efforts to come to and from work. This includes impact arising from events such as severe weather, other natural disasters, national travel strikes, or other major incidents.

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The following principles underpin the Major Disruption to Travel policy:

  • Employees have a responsibility to attend work and should make every effort to do so but are not expected to take unnecessary risks.
  • Employees who are affected by major disruption will be treated fairly and principles will be applied consistently wherever possible.
  • Managers should only consider awarding paid special leave to employees where they are satisfied that it was impossible for the individual to attend work and all options for the employee to carry out alternative useful work have been considered and ruled out.