22 June 2015
RMT Press Office
Rail union RMT on announcement of over 230 job losses at freight company DB Schenker.
General Secretary Mick Cash said
"This shock announcement makes a nonsense of the Governments recent claims that they are looking at expanding rail freight to meet green emissions targets.
"RMT has made it absolutely clear that we will not accept any compulsory redundancies and we will be looking to use existing agreements to ensure that our members livelihoods are protected.
"The union is aware that this announcement may be the tip of the iceberg in the rail freight industry and the union will fight to defend these green jobs and to hold the government to their pledges on rail freight as a logical green option. "