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Political heavyweights square off as strike is less than a week away

The lack of direction from Westminster casts a a cloud over the UK government says the parliamentary transport committeeSource WikiCommons

Political ideologies are taking sides in the phoney war before the first of series of one-day national rail strikes. UK trades unions have called for action this coming Tuesday (21 June) and on two days later in the week. Predictably the left-wing and socialist orientated opposition Labour Party is expected to be on the picket lines next week. The party in government, the right wing Conservatives, remain resolute in opposing what they see as aa deeply damaging course of action that will do harm far beyond the railway industry.

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Author: Simon Walton

Simon Walton is RailFreight's UK correspondent.

1 comment op “Political heavyweights square off as strike is less than a week away”

bönström bönström|15.06.22|11:15

Robustness, by proactive prepairing, sustainable, anticipating any disturbances – should be top priority at leaders, The opposite, simple reacting, just proves failing…
(Duly shall be awarded, an adopting to reality, the now, new normal!)
For railways, now remains, a decisive shift, simply for a sustainable robustness. Added capacity and utilisation at existing, for soundly reduced costs, track charges…, etc. – and as at other vitals of society, salaries paid – shall be provided for!

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