McNulty well intentioned but flawed

19 May 2011

ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, said today that the McNulty report ‘may be well-intentioned, but is seriously flawed in several areas’.

General Secretary Keith Norman highlighted three main points. ‘We have very real concerns which we will be making forcefully to the Implementation Group, especially as regards the McNulty proposals

  • to give track maintenance back to the privately-run rail companies (which were taken out of the private sector after fatal rail accidents at Potters Bar and Labroke Grove)
  • its proposals to 'downgrade' rural lines (which need investment not discouragement) and
  • its suggestion that staff wages should be ‘restrained’ ( as in terms of passengers carried and miles driven, our members have been hugely productive).’
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