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February 25, 2015

Network Rail to award new contingent labour contracts

UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail is set to award a series of contracts worth £450m to a number of contingent labour suppliers for providing work force over the next five years.

By Samseer M

UK rail infrastructure operator Network Rail is set to award a series of contracts worth £450m to a number of contingent labour suppliers for providing work force over the next five years.

After these new contracts, the number of total labour suppliers will be reduced to 20 from the existing 57 companies.

According to Network Rail, this new development will see four core suppliers providing 70% of the total workforce with the support of a number of smaller specialist suppliers.

Network Rail national supply chain managing director Nick Elliott said: "These new contracts are all about transforming our contingent labour workforce into a more professional, fairly remunerated and appropriately trained body of people that we are able to call upon when the need arises.

"The new code of conduct for labour will drive better employer behaviours, improve the quality of the supply chain and help ensure that workers are treated fairly."

"The new code of conduct for labour will drive better employer behaviours, improve the quality of the supply chain and help ensure that workers are treated fairly."

In addition to these contracts, the UK rail operator has also provided a new code of conduct for labour that will require suppliers to pay a minimum of the London living wage within Greater London.

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It also argues suppliers to invest in training and development of their workforce, to reduce travel time and adopt Network Rail’s lifesaving rules, as well as ‘speak-out’ systems.

In addition, the labour firms will be required to supply a competent and more professional labour workforce, and provide all equipment and protective clothing to workers at free-of-charge.

The four core suppliers providing major part of the workforce include Ganymede Solutions, McGinley Support Services, Morson Human Resources and Shorterm.

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