RMT calls for Eurostar support

RMT calls for Eurostar support

16 December 2021

RMT Press Office:

RMT calls for Government support to prevent Eurostar collapse as France shuts the border.

RAIL UNION RMT today called on the Government to step in with financial and practical support to prevent the risk of Eurostar collapsing after nearly two years of financial battering from the COVID pandemic as France confirmed today that it is closing it's doors to all but essential travel.

General Secretary Mick Lynch said;

"Eurostar has taken an absolute hammering financially since the COVID pandemic hit and this mornings news is yet another kick in the teeth for staff who operate this crucial, green inter-continental link.

"We are calling on the Government to recognise the importance of Eurostar to the future of UK transport infrastructure and to meet in tripartite talks with ministers, the company and the unions to ensure a safety net is in place to prevent any risk of the operation tipping over.

"With the loss of revenues over Christmas and into the New Year the situation at Eurostar is deadly serious and the Government cannot be allowed to just wash their hands and walk away. "

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