2 January 2018
RMT Press Office:
RMT on news that transport secretary Chris Grayling has flown to Qatar on day of biggest rail fare increase in five years
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"Chris Grayling knew that the fares story would be top of the news agenda today but instead of being available to defend his Governments great rail rip-off he booked himself a winter escape to the Qatari sunshine.
"While millions of passengers are taking a financial hit as they battle their way back to work in the cold and the rain today they will draw their own conclusions from the Transport Secretaries decision to book himself a trip to the desert rather than face the music."