Does the Railways Pension Scheme need to get back on track?

The RMT has said it is preparing to ballot for the first national rail strike since privatisation, as a result of concerns over pensions. With rumours circulating that TPR believes there is a collective deficit of £7.5bn in the RPS, the RMT is concerned this will lead to reduced benefits or higher contributions for their members. So does the RPS have a huge deficit, meaning it needs to get back on track?

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