RMT hits back at Eurostar sell off

RMT hits back at Eurostar sell off

13 October 2014

RMT Press Office

General Secretary Mick Cash said "This is a gross act of betrayal of the British people by a right wing government hell bent on selling off the family silver regardless of the real cost.

This compounds the issue of foreign ownership of Britain's railways as the French state have first refusal on our slice of the highly profitable Eurostar cake. The French and Belgians think we are insane knocking off such a valuable and strategic infra structure asset.

 This sell off is just a short sighted act of industrial vandalism based on a bankrupt pro-privatisation ideology. RMT will fight this tooth and nail.

With Eurostar a strong contender for the resale of the East Coast franchise we could easily end up within the next few years with the French ‎state having complete control of rail services from Paris to Inverness. That would be a shameful act of betrayal on the part of the Cameron/Clegg government. ‎"


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