TSSA condemns draft Rail Reform Bill

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TSSA has condemned the Government’s ‘completely inadequate’ draft Rail Reform Bill.

The draft legislation, published yesterday by the Department for Transport, sets out the Conservative government’s plans for Great British Railways. With a general election due this year, it is unlikely that the bill will be put forward for legislation.

Commenting, TSSA General Secretary Maryam Eslamdoust said: "The Tories are once again trying to rearrange the deck chairs after 14 years of their repeated failures. 

“The draft Rail Reform Bill is completely inadequate. It does not address the damage that privatisation has done to our railways and infrastructure. It does not offer the fundamental changes that we need to deliver a fair deal for passengers and transport workers. The Conservative Government are simply on the wrong track.   

“The only way to sort out the mess unleashed by the Tories botched privatisation of our railways is public ownership, full stop. Thankfully, Labour is now committed to this, which can't come soon enough."

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