22 June 2018
RMT Press Office
RMT Northern Rail protest goes ahead Monday as Grayling chickens out
RAIL UNION RMT confirmed that a today that a protest over rail safety and the failing Northern Rail franchise goes ahead on Monday as planned after the DFT confirmed that Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has chickened out of speaking at the targeted event for fear of having to explain himself to rail staff and passengers.
The protest goes ahead as follows;
Outside the Regional Transport Summit – Manchester
Hilton Hotel, Manchester Deansgate.
MONDAY 25th JUNE 2018
Protesters will gather outside the Hilton, Manchester Deansgate 8am - 10am
The gathering will still feature major players from transport across the North.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“Chris Grayling is running scared. He’s scared of the passengers he’s hung out to dry and he’s scared of the staff whose safety-critical jobs his franchise shambles have left facing the axe.
“Chris Grayling may have chickened out of meeting RMT members and their supporters on Monday but I've got a message for him - you can run but you can't hide.”
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