Rail Industry Recovery Group - ASLEF Response to Statement
ASLEF: Future of Britain's Railways
ASLEF, the train drivers’ union, has responded to the announcement today by the Rail Industry Recovery Group and its Enabling Framework Agreement.
Mick Whelan, ASLEF’s general secretary, said: ‘The government is forcing cuts on the UK railway industry in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.
‘We are engaging with the government, the other rail unions, and all the other stakeholders in the rail industry, to protect our members and to protect Britain’s railway. Because the rail industry is vital to the UK; moving people and goods, passengers and packages, around this country.
‘The railway is a vital artery for the body of Britain and we are determined to ensure it has a sustainable future – not just in the next few months and years, but down the decades in this 21st century.’
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