Railway workers will march to Downing Street to save ticket offices

Railway workers will march to Downing Street to save ticket offices

30 August 2023

RMT Press Office:

RMT members, supporters and campaign groups will march on Parliament and Downing Street on Thursday to save our ticket offices.

They will be joined by passenger groups and disability rights campaigners ahead of the consultation on the future of ticket, offices, closing on September 1.
There have been up to half a million responses with the overwhelming majority showing support for RMT‘s campaign.
Train operating companies alongside the government are seeking to close up to 1000 ticket, offices and slash 2300 jobs from stations around the country.
The demonstration and rally by the union and campaigners will mark the next phase of the campaign. We shall see, increase lobbying of MPs and possibly further industrial action.
RMT general secretary, Mick Lynch said: “We are sending a clear message to the government and profiteering rail operators that our ticket offices must not be closed.
“The campaign to save our ticket offices has amassed widespread public support and forced an extension of the consultation.
“However, our campaign will continue beyond the consultation deadline.
“We need to pressure politicians in every constituency and to highlight the critical role that ticket offices and station staff play in supporting passengers of every type to reach their destinations.
“Closing ticket offices will lead to the widespread de-staffing of stations and make the railways inaccessible to thousands of disabled, vulnerable and elderly passengers.
“We will not quietly sit back and allow this to happen.
“Our members will continue their industrial campaign to save their jobs and to protect railway passengers.”

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