ASLEF response to Gibb report

22 June 2017

ASLEF response to Gibb report

22nd June 2016

The Department for Transport today published a report by senior railwayman Chris Gibb into performance on the Southern Rail network.

Commenting on the report ASLEF General Secretary Mick Whelan said ‘I note Chris Gibb states that no single party is responsible for the Southern Rail’s performance. He’s right. It’s a combination of the Department for Transport and GTR/Southern deliberately provoking an industrial dispute.’

Mick added ‘the Southern Rail network is a microcosm of the entire rail industry. I agree with Chris’s analysis that a lack of system integrity alongside a lack of leadership and strategy have contributed to the performance failures.’

Mick concluded ‘the government has been sitting on the Gibb report for six months. Why were they so afraid to publish it?’

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