Track worker safety

For a real fight on track worker safety

It's great that RMT is developing a strategy for improving track worker safety. RMT has emailed (see below) to tell us to say it is sending a document about improving lineside safety to top safety people at Network Rail, asking for a meeting to discuss it.

Off the Rails thinks it would be great...

Capital Delivery Faces Jobs Cull

Network Rail’s Capital Delivery Eastern has told its staff that up to one third of of jobs are going. So much for ‘Build Back Better’! Everyone is now worried about what's coming our way.

Capital Delivery Eastern is responsible for many big projects such as the current scheme to remodel the track...

Network Rail: resist job cuts!

RMT has announced it plans to move to a national dispute "footing" with Network Rail, after thousands of potential job cuts were announced, as part of cutbacks that involve halving the frequency of safety-critical maintenance work.

Network Rail workers also face an open-ended pay freeze, as do...

Two workmates die in South Wales: Why is track working not safe?

The deaths of two track workers near Port Talbot on 3 July was a tragedy that could possibly have been avoided.  Initial reports are that the two workers were using loud equipment and relying on a touch lookout – someone who would tap them to warn them of approaching trains. Exactly why that didn’t...

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