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REINSTATEMENT OF RAILWAY STAFF TRAVEL FACILITIES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2505: tabled on 18 June 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House pays tribute to rail workers who keep the railways moving safely often in difficult circumstances; notes that prior to the privatisation of the railways in the mid-1990s, all rail staff were entitled to travel facilities throughout the network as a condition of their employment; further notes that this benefit now only applies to those staff who were employed before privatisation, meaning that the majority of staff no longer receive this benefit and that a two-tier system has emerged; believes that if all railway workers received travel facilities before privatisation, that should also be the case today; and calls on the rail industry to address this injustice as soon as possible.