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17 July 2017
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"It is essential that there is no casualisation or cutting of corners on these contracts and that means that the unions have to be engaged right from the start with full recognition rights at every level.
"RMT notes the names of the contractors involved and their past track record and we want an absolute assurance that HS2 will be guaranteed as free from any blacklisting of union activists.
"RMT has warned or a long time about the lack of investment in skills and training when it comes to engineering jobs in Britain and that will remain a major factor. RMT is demanding immediate Government action to tackle the skills gap that could compromise infrastructure projects in this country well into the future."