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Rishi Sunak lacks the courage to take on the rail unions

30 January 2024

10:26 PM

30 January 2024

10:26 PM

So, what was the point of the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Act? What is happening today and for the rest of this week was exactly what it was supposed to prevent: whole rail networks closing down on strike days.

The law is in place and rail companies have the power to issue ‘work orders’ to staff demanding that enough employees turn up to work to run 40 percent of the normal service.

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