Network Rail instructs Eversheds to issue legal challenge over rail strikes

Network Rail has drafted in Eversheds on its legal challenge to TSSA trade union over its plans to strike on bank holiday Monday (25 May).

The rail company alleges there are “numerous defects” in the union’s ballot. An interim injunction application hearing against TSSA is scheduled to take place at the High Court on Thursday.

RMT, the largest rail union with 16,000 members, is also striking on Monday. So far its ballot has not been challenged.

Eversheds is the highest earning firm on Network Rail’s panel. Last week The Lawyer revealed the company spent £13.3m on the firm in 2013/14.

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