EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Network Rail

Network Rail

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Transportation / storage
Transportation and storage
49 - Land transport and transport via pipelines
Number Employed: 33000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 27-08-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 1800
Planned Job Reductions max: 1800
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Foreseen End Date: 01-04-2011

Additional Information

Network Rail is to cut 1800 maintenance jobs by April 2011. The company will eliminate a total of 2,459 positions, but the additional cuts affect subcontractors, not permanent posts. The company stated that it hopes to avoid any compulsory redundancies but RMT, the union, spoke of a 'jobs masscre.'