Crisis talks at EWS

12 December 2008

EWS management have been engaging ASLEF and the other rail unions in urgent talks as they prepare their proposals to deal with the current economic downturn.


Senior EWS managers explained to union company council, officers and EC members how the economic crisis in the UK has greatly impacted on EWS because of the company’s major role in the UK supply chain as a whole.


The projected outlook for tonnage moved and revenues is significantly down and the demand for steel, scrap, cars, petroleum, minerals, coal and intermodal will be considerably lower over the coming 12-18 months.


The union is actively seeking to minimize the effect on ASLEF-represented grades. More information will be available in the news section of the company council website or by contacting local reps or company council members.

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