MP angry at railway bosses’ bonuses offer

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A SOUTH Yorkshire MP has spoken against bonuses offered to Network Rail chiefs despite ‘incompetence’ including delays to rebuilding Rotherham Central Station.

Denis MacShane, Labour MP for Rotherham, pictured, wrote to the Transport Secretary, Rotherham-born Justine Greening, expressing his opinion that bonuses awarded to ‘incompetent’ Network Rail bosses should be related to performance.

He said: “In Rotherham there is real anger at the sheer greed of the London-based elites who think they can keep pouring huge amounts of public money into their personal bank accounts without justification in terms of performance or results and at a time when most workers face a reduction in income.”

Ms Greening said the station project, still ongoing despite being scheduled to finish in December 2010, had “taken far too long”.

Network Rail bosses decided not to take the six-figure bonuses after political pressure and give them to charity.