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Network Rail reorganisation generates confusion

Issue No. 2087

Just a month after the disastrous rail failures at Christmas, Network Rail is proceeding with a reorganisation that will throw the railway industry into a long period of confusion.

Management is proposing to reduce yet again the number of very skilled engineers that Iain Coucher, Network Rail’s chief executive, so recently declared that the industry is short of.

Workers are angry at the possibility of redundancies and the “make it up as they go along” approach of Network Rail’s method of reorganisations.

The TSSA union’s areas council and national reps voted unanimously on Friday of last week in favour of an indicative ballot for industrial action against any compulsory redundancies.


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Tue 5 Feb 2008, 18:05 GMT
Issue No. 2087
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