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Industrial action may thwart rail recovery

Rail

06 April 2021
 

The rail industry’s attempt to  recover from Covid-19 could be disrupted by industrial action. 

The RMT trade union has raised the spectre of a national dispute, claiming that Network Rail is planning for “thousands of rail worker redundancies by this September and a wholesale dilution of safety standards”.

With rail patronage at a historic low because of the pandemic, public subsidy has ballooned to keep the rail network operating. 

Network Rail has briefed...

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