20 July 2019
RMT Press Office:
RMT members standing firm this morning in fight for pay and workplace justice on East Midlands Trains
RAIL UNION RMT said that members on East Midlands Trains are standing firm this morning in a first 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 firm on their picket lines on East Midlands Trains this morning in a 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. Their hostile and aggressive approach to their staff is a disgrace.
"RMT remains available for talks but we have been snubbed by the company as apparently their entire senior management is on holiday. We know when we are being strung along and I repeat the call for the company to stop playing games, cut the excuses and get back round the table."