London, Oct.13 : A leading rail union called today for an urgent inquiry after a laptop containing personal details of 150,000 workers in the industry was stolen.
According to The Independent, the computer was in a bag taken from an employee of Deloitte which until recently was the external auditor for the RPMI, which administers railway pension schemes.
A helpline has been set up for members of several railway pension schemes although the company stressed that the data on the laptop did not contain bank account details and said there were a number of security measures in place.
Gerry Doherty, general secretary of the Transport Salaried Staff Association, said there should be an inquiry because of the large number of people whose personal details have been lost.
Doherty also complained that the computer was stolen weeks ago but the union was only told about the incident in the past few days.