ASLEF calls for a public inquiry into the collapse of Carillion

15 January 2018

Mick Whelan, general secretary of ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has called for a public inquiry into the collapse of Carillion this morning.


Mick said: ‘Naturally, we are thinking of all the workers, in the public and private sectors, who have been impacted by the construction company Carillion going into administration today.


‘We do wonder, though, how and why, after serial profits warnings, contracts came to be awarded to Carillion, particularly in the rail sector by Chris Grayling, and the impact this may have on the future of Crossrail and HS2.


‘We echo the request from Rebecca Long-Bailey to bring all public sector contracts back under public control immediately.


‘And there needs to be an urgent public inquiry into all aspects of this and a recognition that PFI does not work for the taxpayer, the consumer, or the good of this country.’

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