25 June 2018
RMT Press Office:
"Chicken Grayling" located in Manchester this morning as RMT Protest demands an end to the Northern franchise scandal.
Having pulled out at the last minute from the opportunity to meet Northern rail workers and passengers in Manchester this morning rail union RMT has claimed that it has located the Transport Secretary "Chicken Grayling"
RMT was holding a protest outside the Regional Transport Summit in Manchester this morning demanding an end to the franchise chaos on Northern Rail and an end to the threat to axe safety-critical guards from nearly half a million trains a year to fatten up profit margins.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“Chris Grayling is running scared. He’s scared of the passengers he’s hung out to dry and he’s scared of the staff whose safety-critical jobs his franchise shambles have left facing the axe.
“Chris Grayling may have chickened out of meeting RMT members and their supporters today but I've got a message for him - you can run but you can't hide.”