The RMT view is that this work and these workers need to be urgently nationalised and their key skills retained in the Rail Industry. We have also demanded that TfL continue to support these workers and pay their wages and we are waiting for a definite reply from them.
We have also been chasing up many of the sub-contracting companies and we will put updates out as soon as possible, certainly within the next 2 days.
However, in the meantime, here is the reply from Cleshar regarding Track Workers:
“As you are probably aware most of CCS ops are PAYE and where alternative work cannot be found the furlough option is in the process of being implemented.
Some higher end members of the teams in TDU that are Ltd companies are required to cover their options with their accountants.”