Gareth Hadley interviewed by Nick Mitchell

Nick Mitchell

Oral history interview with Gareth Hadley, conducted and recorded by Nick Mitchell in London on 13 December 2018. Duration: 1 hr. 21 min. 46 sec. Greater London Council (GLC); recruitment to British Rail Group Employee Relations Manager; meeting with trade unions; National Union of Railwaymen (NUR); Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA); Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen (ASLEF); first industrial dispute; politicians and Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS); Collective Bargaining Arrangements (CBA); privatisation discussions; setting up train operating companies (TOCs); preparing TOC directors for privatised industry; Scotrail dispute; succession planning; Promotion Transfer and Redundancy arrangements (PT&R)

One of over 150 oral history recordings made as part of the Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) archive project. BRAC was set-up to cover gaps in documenting the railway privatisation process in the United Kingdom, between 1994 and 1997, when the government-owned British Rail was dismantled into over 100 privately-owned companies. The interviews capture the recollections of people involved in the planning and implementation of the privatisation process, the management of change and running the railway during privatisation.


Oral Histories
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oral history interview
Britain’s Railways All Change (BRAC) oral history archive, created in partnership with the Friends of the National Railway Museum, the Retired Railway Officers’ Society and the National Railway Museum.