Ex-Jarvis staff stage demo against accountants

Grant Prior 14 years ago
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Former Jarvis rail maintenance workers are holding a demonstration in Leeds today outside the offices of the collapsed contractor’s administrators Deloitte.

Leaders of the Justice 4 Jarvis workers campaign are demanding that track staff are taken-on by contractors appointed by Network Rail to finish Jarvis contracts.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said: “With politicians jammed in talks today stitching together deals to protect their own jobs, Jarvis rail workers will be out on the streets of Leeds fighting for their futures and for their industry.

“It’s a disgrace that a mismanaged company like Jarvis can be allowed to crash and burn with the employees, essential workers playing a safety-critical role on the rail network, kicked in the teeth and dumped out on the cobbles.

“Network Rail have sat back and watched while this scandal has unfolded and today we repeat our demand that Network Rail should ensure an orderly transfer of the Jarvis work to companies that are committed to re-engaging the Jarvis workforce on their existing terms and conditions.”

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