RMT CALLS ON LONDON MAYOR TO TAKE CARILLION’S LONDON RAIL CONTRACTS INTO DIRECT TFL OWNERSHIP

January 16, 2018

RMT CALLS ON LONDON MAYOR TO TAKE CARILLION’S LONDON RAIL CONTRACTS INTO DIRECT TFL OWNERSHIP

 

RAIL UNION RMT has today called on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to take immediate measures to bring Carillion’s London rail contract work into direct public ownership through Transport for London with guaranteed protection for the workforce, their jobs, pay, conditions and their pensions.

Staff working on the Carillion contracts carry out a range of safety critical signalling, power, maintenance, cleaning and track works on Crossrail, the East London Line Extension, Heathrow Express and London Overground.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“We have written to Sadiq Khan today urging him to step in as a matter of urgency and take the Carillion London rail operations into public ownership with jobs, pensions and the essential safety-critical work protected.

“When Metronet collapsed on London Underground immediate moves were made to maintain the functions under public ownership to ensure safety and continuity.  The Carillion situation is no different and RMT is seeking to move this forward as a matter of urgency.”

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