Peter Lazenby - 27 December 2018
TAXPAYERS will have forked out £50 million to rail privateers by New Year’s Eve to compensate them for profits lost through strike action by train guards.
Rail union RMT revealed yesterday that the taxpayer will give South Western Rail £26 million in compensation for profits lost due to strike action by the end of 2018.
The compensation bill for Northern Rail, where guards have staged 42 days of strike action, is £24 million.... See more
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