18 February 2016
RMT Press Office:
RMT on ONS figures showing increase in strike days in transport sector.
Transport union RMT responds to new ONS figures showing there was an increase last year in days lost through industrial action in transport, storage, information and communications - to 61,700 compared with 24,900 in the previous 12 months.
Mick Cash, General Secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union, said:
"These figures represent the wholly appropriate reaction from transport workers to threats to their jobs, working conditions, services and safety.
"With more attacks on our members being lined up by a combination of this Government and their friends in the private transport companies, RMT will continue the fightback industrially and politically."