19 November 2018
RMT Press Office:
Rail chaos deepens this morning as Northern impose wholesale cancellations
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"With Waterloo closed and London and the South plunged into rail chaos this morning RMT is now picking up reports of wholesale cancellations on Northern Rail due to a shortage of fleet, reinforcing the point that this is a national crisis.
"Both Arriva Rail North and South Western Railway have a track record of hacking back on staffing and budgets to bump up profits and today's Monday Meltdown is the consequence of their actions. Neither of them are fit to run a bath let alone a railway. The case for public ownership is now overwhelming. "