Peter Wilkinson: the man the unions say is driving the Southern rail strike
Civil servant has become bogeyman at Department for Transport after ill-advised speech in February saying ‘we have got to break’ drivers
A casual observer might struggle to equate the man who appeared before the transport select committee looking like a French philosopher with the hatchet man whom unions accuse of driving the Southern rail strike.
But Peter Wilkinson, whose shaven head, polo-neck and thick designer glasses transcend the usual faceless civil servant attire, has become the bogeyman at the Department for Transport for unions since he made an ill-advised speech in Croydon in February.
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Source: Guardian Transport