East Coast Line: RMT in legal battle over franchise

East Coast Line: RMT in legal battle over franchise
 

Rail unions have launched a legal battle over the way the government is proceeding with three rail franchises. The want a judicial review into the reprivatisation of the East Coast line, and the extensions to the Thameslink and Great Northern awards.
The RMT, Aslef, and TSSA say members' jobs and conditions, and the interests of the wider public, are at risk because of the lack of consultation.
The Department for Transport said it would "vigorously defend" the claim.
'Ideologically driven' The three unions are seeking a judicial review, as they believe the Coalition government is... read more

 
7 April 2014 in Business, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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