10 July 2017
RMT Press Office
Rail worker action in fight for safe railways for all rock solid this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“Once again this morning safety-critical staff on Southern Rail are being forced by this rogue rail operator to take action in defence of safe and accessible services. It is a disgrace that Southern have chosen to continue their war on staff and passengers alike rather than negotiate a settlement that protects the principle of safe railways for all.
“RMT members on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail remain absolutely rock-solid and determined in separate disputes that have the common objective of putting safe rail travel before private profit.
“The total failure of these profiteering rail companies, egged on and encouraged by their political masters in the minority Tory Government, to make a single move to resolve these disputes speaks volumes. RMT is available for serious talks but every approach we make is kicked back in our faces.
“It's time for the rail companies and the Government to get out of the bunker and get talks on that address the fundamental issues of safety, accessibility and the guard guarantee.”
Press picture handout: Southern picket at Victoria this morning supported by Disabled People Against Cuts demanding safety and accessibility on all trains.