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In the News 12.11.21
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In today’s headlines, London Underground drivers have threatened strike action later this month if plans to restart the Night Tube go ahead.
ITV reports that a dispute over staffing will see drivers on the Central, Jubilee, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria lines stage 24-hour strikes from November 26 and December 18, according to the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport workers.
The Union said it supports the reintroduction of the service but cutting 200 Night Tube train driver positions would mean the service creates a “staffing nightmare”. Both parties have said they remain open to further talks.
Network Rail says half of its suppliers have made a commitment to reduce their carbon footprint and tackle climate change by joining a Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
The strategy contains independently verified plans to reduce carbon emissions to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. The infrastructure body’s strategy includes a target for 75% of suppliers to have their own science-based targets by 2025.
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HS2 Ltd’s construction partner for the West Midlands has announced it has hundreds of new jobs to fill across its supply chain.
An article from New Civil Engineer reports that Balfour Beatty Vinci JV is offering a range of job vacancies, from apprenticeships to site operatives and office-based support roles, with local residents encouraged to apply.
The opportunities will be promoted at the Joint Venture’s jobs fair, to be held on Wednesday 17 November at the Free@last Youth and Community Centre in Nechells, Birmingham.
Finally, railway workers in Liverpool have created a World War II memorial from rare roadside relics found during bridge maintenance work.
Network Rail staff found the anti-tank blocks, known as ‘dragon’s teeth’ at Stalbridge Avenue during recent railway repairs to improve journeys for passengers between Mossley Hill and Edge Hill.
The relics, which were used by both Allied and enemy troops – to stop invading tanks and light infantry, will be displayed beside a commemorative plaque to explain their historical significance.
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