On 19 February an initial meeting took place between rail unions and employers to discuss the implications of the Railway Pensions Commission’s final report. Subsequently the unions have agreed to attend industry-wide discussions with employers under the auspices of the TUC with a view to continuing the dialogue.
This pan-industry group will have no executive power but would have an overview of the issues covering everyone. It will try to get agreement from the unions and employers on frameworks and processes it proposes to deal with the problem. In addition a number of sub-groups have also