27 July 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT members rock solid again this morning in fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains
RMT members are "rock solid, united and determined" again this morning in the second phase of strike action in the fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are rock solid, united and determined again this morning in the second phase of industrial action as Stagecoach attack pay and working conditions before the Government ban them from the railways in the wake of the pensions row.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"Our members are standing rock solid, united and determined on their picket lines on East Midlands Trains this morning in the on-going fight for pay and workplace justice that is solely down to the slash and burn tactics of Stagecoach as they run their franchises down before they are booted off the railway.
"The company's hostile and aggressive approach to their staff is a disgrace and they appear to have no interest whatsoever in negotiating a fair solution to this dispute.
"RMT remains available for talks but we will not be strung along and I repeat the call for the company to stop playing games, cut the excuses and get back round the table for serious and genuine negotiations."