RMT calls for Tyne & Wear Metro to permanently stay public

RMT calls for Tyne & Wear Metro to permanently stay public

31 March 2017

RMT Press Office

With Tyne and Wear Metro being returned to public sector control this weekend RMT calls for the move to be made permanent

Welcoming that the news that the Tyne & Wear Metro is being returned to the public sector this weekend (from 1st April), RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“The return of the Metro to the public sector is a vindication of RMT campaigning, Tyne and Wear Metro should never have been privatised in the first place. This is a massive victory for the union’s on-going campaign for public ownership of our transport services.”

“The union is demanding that there is no repeat of the privatisation mistake and that the Metro service is now permanently returned to the public sector – run as a public service in the public interest.

“Ministers in London should not be imposing further destabilising rounds of privatisation on the Tyne and Wear Metro and should instead ensure that the service is properly funded into the future without any ideological interference.”

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