The Transport Secretary stated there was a “deal to be achieved” between the unions and practice operators to avert extra damaging strikes this winter.
She careworn that any settlement “would require compromise” however struck a softer word than her predecessor within the put up, Grant Shapps.
“The extra rapidly we will resolve these disputes, the earlier all our efforts may be spent on getting our economic system motoring at full pace,” she stated.
“We need to remodel the rail trade to make it sustainable for the subsequent hundred years, so the very final thing that the nation wants proper now’s extra damaging industrial disputes.
“My message to the commerce union membership is straightforward – please take your seats on the negotiating desk and let’s discover a touchdown zone which we will all work with.
“Punishing passengers and inflicting injury on our economic system by placing isn’t the reply.
“I can inform you there’s a deal to be achieved between the unions and our practice operators, it’s a deal that can require compromise.
“So, I need to see constructive proposals to bridge these variations.”