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Train Operating Companies: Pay

Department for Transport written question – answered on 19th October 2018.

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Photo of Andy McDonald Andy McDonald Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice he provided to train operating companies on the measure of inflation to be used for future pay negotiations.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Transport), Minister of State (London)

The Secretary of State for Transport has asked the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) to support the industry in developing an approach to move towards adopting CPI as the inflation measure for future pay deals. We have made a similar request of the trades unions, with the aim of ensuring that the railway is affordable for the fare paying and tax paying public for decades to come.

It may be appropriate to have above inflation pay where there are productivity or similar improvements.

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