RMT calls Underground strikes

RMT calls Underground strikes

The RMT has called two 24-hour strikes on London Underground. The walkouts on 1 and 3 March are being staged in protest at the continuing financial crisis at TfL, which the RMT alleges has been ‘engineered by the government’. General secretary Mick Lynch said: ‘A financial crisis has been deliberately engineered by the government to drive a cuts agenda which would savage jobs, services, safety and threaten their working conditions and pensions.’ TfL chief operating officer Andy Lord responded: ‘It is extremely disappointing that the RMT has today announced strike action, as no proposals have been tabled on pensions or terms and conditions, and nobody has or will lose their jobs as a result of the proposals we have set out.’

IRP criticism ‘profoundly unhelpful’ says Haines

Critics of the government’s Integrated Rail Plan and its £96 billion investment have ‘lost the plot’, according to Network Rail chief executive Andrew Haines. He said: ‘Those people who have been prepared to say that £96 billion is a “kick in the teeth” and an insult are doing an enormous disservice with the Treasury, particularly at a time when the economics of the railway are really challenging. The rhetoric that has developed around that has been profoundly unhelpful.’

Transpennine Express supports business festival

TransPennine Express has announced a new partnership with The Good Business Festival. The event is the world’s largest responsible business festival, and is set to take place on 22, 23 and 24 March in Liverpool. It concentrates on exploring the potential of business to improve lives and realise ‘a purpose beyond profit’.

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