11 February 2020
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"This Government has dithered over this decision for far too long which has meant uncertainty and delays to this vital rail project.
"Now that they are on the point of giving the go-ahead the Government and HS2 must take steps to ensure that jobs on the project are directly-employed, with union agreements, a safe workplace, and without the scourge of blacklisting."
"While we await the details of the full package it is essential that the Government guarantees that the Northern route of HS2 is not downgraded and commit to investing in an affordable, accessible and publicly owned railway fit for the 21st Century"