Metro recognises the effort and professionalism of its employees during the pandemic
Metro de Madrid acknowledges the effort and professionalism of its employees during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). This was highlighted today by the Regional Minister of Transport, Mobility and Infrastructure of the Community of Madrid and President of Metro de Madrid, Ángel Garrido, who took part in the annual recognition ceremony for Metro employees, in which the extraordinary actions of six workers were also highlighted.
"Only the collective commitment and coordination of the 'metreros' allows this transport, this public service, to function properly. COVID-19 has demonstrated this, and that is why we have decided to recognise the total fulfilment of responsibilities beyond the pandemic and the unique fact of going beyond obligations to help one's fellow man," said Garrido.
This year, groups that have contributed to the provision of the Metro service and to compliance with the health and safety measures put in place have been included in the recognition. The work of the personnel of the Central Control Centre, cleaning and works, maintenance of rolling stock and facilities, prevention and occupational health and the logistics area have all been recognised.
IN THEIR JOBS, AT HOME
A total of 18 workers from the company participated in the tribute, held in the Engine Room, six of them for their individual performances and the rest representing their work teams.
In addition, recognition was extended to all the company's staff, including those who have carried out their duties remotely and who have demonstrated their commitment and effort to adapt to the circumstances experienced over the past year.
"Working in the Metro is a commitment to society, which is why, year after year, we find among the ordinary people who make it work many stories in which someone finds the strength to persevere and go further than what prudence dictates", added the Minister.
In this sense, Garrido highlighted the vocation of public service and the solidarity of the honorees, stressing that "a company like Metro cannot exist without the work and commitment of great professionals".
An example of this is the six extraordinary actions that have been recognised today. Among them, a station manager who managed to resuscitate a user by using a defibrillator. Also two drivers who managed to avoid two users being run over. One of them, before pulling away from the station in the train, saw a person hidden on the track platform; and the other, managed to stop in time when he realised that a passenger had jumped onto the track when entering the station.
In addition, a station head of sector collaborated with security guards and police in arresting a pickpocket, helping to recover personal items stolen from a passenger. Similarly, the actions of a safety inspector who was assaulted after questioning two individuals who entered the Metro with two dogs without muzzles and who did not comply with the rule of wearing a mask have been recognised.
Finally, within the individual actions, the professional career of a police inspector and group leader of the Metro Mobile Brigade was also recognised for his constant collaboration and good relationship with the underground staff.