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Shaw Report must not lead to more privatisation, says TUC

Shaw Report must not lead to more privatisation, says TUC.

Commenting on yesterday’s (Thursday) Shaw Report on the future of Network Rail, TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said yesterday:

“The future of Network Rail is of key importance not only for commuters and rail industry workers, but for our national infrastructure too.

“Network Rail must remain a public body that – looking ahead – sits at the heart of a safe, integrated, publicly-owned railway system.

“We are pleased that today’s report recognises the TUC’s call for unions to be more involved in the future of our railways.

“Our message to policymakers is clear – we would warn against a return to the days of privatised rail infrastructure which resulted in years of under-investment.

“The last thing the travelling public needs is more fragmentation of our rail network and more money being siphoned off to shareholders.

“Taxpayers and passengers deserve a more sustainable approach to delivering 21st century rail travel.”

Click here for the: Shaw Report

NOTES TO EDITORS:

  • All TUC press releases can be found at www.tuc.org.uk
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