What’s in 143 pages of the contract between Merseytravel and Stadler Bussnang AG for new trains that caused the strike?

What’s in 143 pages of the contract between Merseytravel and Stadler Bussnang AG for new trains that caused the strike?

1 Letter from Merseytravel to John Brace 18th August 2017

What’s in 143 pages of the contract between Merseytravel and Stadler Bussnang AG for new trains that caused the strike?

                                               

1 Letter from Merseytravel to John Brace 18th August 2017
1 Letter from Merseytravel to John Brace 18th August 2017

This continues from Monday’s blog post What’s in 138 pages of the contract between Merseytravel and Stadler Bussnang AG for new trains that caused the strike?

Today is another day of strike action this week on the Merseyrail network.

The strike action stems from a contract for new rolling stock agreed by politicians in December 2016 and signed in February 2017.

Although I published half of what I was given of this contract on Monday, some of it has been withheld on grounds of commercial confidentiality.

Of particular interest at page 299 onwards is the variation procedure (Merseytravel could vary the contract to have the doors operated by the guards if they wished to). On Wednesday the RMT Union published a letter sent by Merseyrail to guards suggesting that they retrain as drivers.

Below are the pages from the rest of the contract agreed by politicians on the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority in December 2016 and signed in February 2017.

139 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 126
139 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 126
140 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 238
140 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 238
141 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 239
141 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 239
142 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 240
142 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 240
143 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 241
143 Contract PRG CON16 MSA Page 241