19 January 2018
RMT Press Office:
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-contractors wages and no commitment as to whether directly employed staff or sub-contractors 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
"The employment and pension status of Carillion staff has also not been established and RMT will be seeking assurances that pension contributions issues are addressed.
"RMT continues to push for a long term solution and we believe that means organising for Carillion’s work, and their employees, to be taken directly into Network Rail to ensure stability and security for the future.
“RMT is also continuing to argue the case for those Carillion rail workers not covered by Network Rail to be given cast iron guarantees for the future by the train operating companies and Transport for London. Our talks around securing the jobs and futures of all of our members hit by the Carillion collapse are on-going.”
OFFICIAL STATEMENT BELOW.
Carillion rail staff get pay guaranteed until mid-April
19 January 2018
Employees of Carillion Construction Limited working on Network Rail projects were today given some better news as their wages were guaranteed through to at least mid-April 2018.
Working behind the scenes, 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 and supporting Network Rail's projects until after Easter and have also made arrangements to ensure rail employees are paid as normal in January for work done in January.
Carillion Construction employees working on Network Rail projects are encouraged to turn up for work as normal and continue to deliver their rail work and projects, secure in the knowledge that they will be paid by PwC for the work they do.
In addition, funding has been secured to ensure that any suppliers to Carillion will be paid by PwC in respect of work relating to Network Rail projects since Monday (15/01/18) and going forward.
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.
Network Rail and PWC continue to work closely on proposals for the future treatment of contracts, staff and suppliers to ensure the continued delivery of these important projects.