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NOTG Carillion

19 January 2018

The thoughts and solidarity of everyone in our union is with our 140 members at Carillion working on Network Rail (NR) projects.

I met with NR Chief Executive, Mark Carne at tech beginning of the week and pressed him to take all of our members onto NR books. Mark was  open to that suggestion. We have also proposed the same solution for Carillon workers at HS2. TSSA  continues to call on the government to work with Carillion's administrators to bring all company's public-sector contracts in-house and we're working with other unions and our front bench Labour team to maintain the pressure for this to happen. Ensuring he work that our members undertake is not just vital for the safe running of our railways but to retain the skill set in rail so should not be left to the vagaries of the market.

To our Carillon members, let me assure you we will leave no stone unturned in the fight to keep you employed.  Please have a regular look at our TSSA Carillion News Facebook page, share your concerns with us and see the latest news on the situation as we have it.

I have read the reports of the Carillon collapse with dismay. Companies like Carillon have been allowed to mushroom too quickly on the back of public investment without proper pubic accountable audit trails. And where was Transport Secretary Chris Grayling's due diligence when it cam  to handing out yet more contract to them after their profit warning was issued?  The way that Carillon has collapsed begs questions about the systemic failures of our broken outsourcing model. Administrators must not now preside over the asset stripping of public sector projects and services which is why the government must take them in-house without further delay. 

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