Railway safety

What you can do to ensure safety standards

Railway safety means removing risk and danger from our workplaces and providing a safe form of public transport for passengers. However, restructuring and profit-led policies have taken their toll.

As a result of railway privatisation, outsourcing and cuts, railway safety is a firm fixture on section meeting agendas. In recent years, there have been a number of serious railway accidents leading to multiple casualties and environmental damage. Railway safety is, and always has been, a union issue.

What is ITF doing?

If a rail accident occurs, the ITF demands that unions in the area are included in the subsequent investigations.

How you can help improve railway safety:

  • take part in awareness-raising activities and events
  • keep us informed about issues relating to railway safety, accidents and investigations
  • share best practice with other railway union affiliates

This information needs to be reinstated after congress:

We prepared a policy statement on railway safety, based on a survey of affiliates in 2012 which showed that railway safety is still a serious issue.

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