RMT calls for Grayling to resign

RMT calls for Grayling to resign

27 April 2018

RMT Press Office:

RMT calls for Grayling to resign as cross party Commons Committee slams rail franchising scandal

RMT General Secretary, Mick Cash said:

“When the cross party Public Accounts Committee says the franchising model is broken, and that this government is to blame for both the Southern and East Coast fiascos that have cost the economy and tax payer billions, Chris Grayling has no option other than to resign. He is a specialist in failure of the highest order and is not fit to run a whelk stall let alone our railways.

“The Committee's call for a review before any further private rail passenger contracts are awarded makes it impossible to see how the East Coast contact can be handed back to Virgin. Both that franchise and GTR should now be taken into public ownership forthwith.

“The MPs also rightly blame the government for the prolonged industrial action on Southern Rail and RMT is repeating the call for an urgent summit to resolve the current disputes over guards and safety.



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