27 January 2016
RMT Press Office:
RMT reacts to new figures from Labour showing East Coast satisfaction is tumbling since reprivatisation.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"Not only was the privatisation last March of the highly-successful, publicly-owned East Coast route a billion-pound rip off it is now shaping up as a massive performance disaster for the travelling public just as RMT predicted.
"Those responsible for flogging off Britain's best performing railway in the name of pure ideology should be ashamed of themselves.
"Privatisation of East Coast was an act of industrial vandalism on an epic scale and these performance figures will only reinforce the overwhelming case for public ownership of the whole rail network."