29 June 2015
RMT Press Office
RMT on heightened alert across transport services a week before tenth anniversary of 7/7.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"With the heightened security alert across our transport services in light of the shocking events of the past few days, and with the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks just a week away, RMT reps will be in discussions with employers across rail, tube and ferries on the operational situation.
"Once again the union will be raising with the employers the essential and safety-critical role that our members have to fulfil in terms of being the eyes and ears on our trains, the underground, buses and ferry services. They are also the pivotal factor in safe and efficient evacuation in the event of an alert being raised.
"There is no substitute for trained, experienced and organised staff in adequate numbers whether that be guards on our trains, station staff on rail and tube and the rest of the team who deliver the safety regime on our transport services. We now expect cuts to those staff numbers to be halted and reversed by London Underground and the train companies. "