The Official Receiver’s special managers PwC and Network Rail have come to an agreement which ensures that PwC can pay employees’ wages for work done on transport projects until after Easter.
Rail employees will also be paid as normal for work done in January.
Funding has also been secured to ensure that any suppliers to Carillion will be paid by PwC in respect of work relating to Network Rail projects from Monday onwards.
A statement added: “Network Rail and PwC are also working closely together to evaluate the cost of work done on Network Rail contracts in the period up to liquidation with a view to provide clarity to suppliers as quickly as possible.”
Rail union RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This is at least some respite for our members at the end of a traumatic week.
“However, there is no commitment on sub-ontractors wages and no commitment as to whether directly employed staff or subcontractors who worked throughout Christmas and New year will receive those payments.
“The cash has already been paid over to Carillion but no promise to pay the workers has been given and that needs to be sorted out urgently.”