RMT challenges Government over "cuts today and jam tomorrow"

RMT challenges Government over

3 December 2017

RMT Press Office:

RMT challenges Government over "cuts today and jam tomorrow" on our railways as services are hit out of London today.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;


"Rather than Chris Grayling's bogus promises of jam tomorrow serious questions now need to be asked about the state of rail infrastructure in Britain in the here and now on his Governments watch. The Government should be praising the staff out there today working to get services running rather than threatening them with more cuts and privatisation.


"RMT is demanding an investigation into the impact of current cuts to maintenance and renewals at Network Rail and the future impact of the further planned cuts, privatisation and fragmentation that we know the Government have lined up in the pipeline.


"Those cuts should be halted and reversed if we are to avoid repeated breakdowns and failures . If the profits bled out of the rail network by the rip of private rail companies were reinvested in staffing and infrastructure we could build a railway genuinely fit for the modern age. "



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