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Railways: Industrial Disputes

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 42280, tabled on 21 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the ongoing industrial dispute between ASLEF union and UK train operators, whether his Department has imposed restrictions on those operators' negotiating capacity in that dispute.

Answered on

5 September 2022

Train operators are private sector employers and negotiations must be between those companies and the trade unions. The Government is not party to those negotiations.