Labour Research July 2012


Rail campaign

Thousands of jobs in the UK railway industry could be lost because of the government’s reforms to the industry, unions said as they launched their Action for rail campaign last month.

Savings proposed by the McNulty rail review (see Labour Research, August 2011, pages 15-16) could lead to around 20,800 job losses. These include rail guards, staff in ticket offices and on station platforms, catering staff and workers in maintenance and signalling.

The campaign, launched by the TUC and rail transport unions ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite, will bring together passengers, campaigners and unions.