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Northern Rail management 'cover up' strike impact

Issue No. 2403

Northern Rail workers were coerced into cutting corners to try and cover up the impact of maintenance drivers’ industrial action, the RMT union has said.

A leaked email passed to the union shows a senior manager praising his team for “covering up the technical failures” during a strike by maintenance drivers.

Workers at Traincare depots in Newcastle and Leeds walked out for 48 hours in February over regrading.

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Tue 13 May 2014, 17:48 BST
Issue No. 2403
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