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28 December 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT launches new film and social media drive in support of "Keep the Guard on the Train" campaign
RAIL UNION RMT today launches a new film and social media drive in support of both the “Keep The Guard” campaign and the workers involved in disputes across the country in defence of rail safety.
A short film “Unguarded”, weaving together stories from three individual passengers based on feedback over the past year, is released and cascaded on social media platforms today (28th December). It will be followed up with short films homing in on the individual passenger stories which will be released over the next three days.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT is committed to using every tool at our disposal to defend the role of the guard and to resist the profit-driven moves to throw these safety critical staff off our trains.
“These films are based on real experiences that have been fed back to us by both passengers and our members who deal with the daily reality of the de-staffing of the railway.
“The themes that are a constant throughout are safety, security and accessibility on the railway and we will not allow those messages to get shoved aside in the barrage of rhetoric from the private companies, the Government and their cheerleaders at the Rail Delivery Group.
“RMT is confident this latest initiative will spark off a new surge in support for the “Keep The Guard” campaign and for our members who find themselves at the sharp end.