House of Commons
REINSTATEMENT OF RAILWAY STAFF TRAVEL FACILITIES
EDM #2505
Tabled 18 June 2019
2017-19 Session
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.