11 T workers suspended for not wearing masks
An additional 52 employees received written warnings
THE MBTA said it has suspended 11 employees without pay for violating the transit authority’s policy on wearing face masks. Another 52 workers have received written warnings and 90 verbal warnings.
An MBTA spokesman said the suspensions have ranged from one to five days, depending on the employee’s past disciplinary record. The written warnings must be signed by the employee, who acknowledges another violation could result in a suspension.The T employs approximately 6,370 employees, so the face mask violations represent only a tiny fraction of the transit authority’s workforce.
The T reported on Thursday that 75 employees had active cases of COVID-19 – up from 63 as of Monday.