9 January 2015
RMT Press Office
General Secretary Mick Cash said. "It is absolutely right that safety comes first and our members are out there on the tracks in appalling conditions this morning ensuring that the infrastructure has survived the battering overnight.
"These weather conditions once again shine the spotlight on just how important it is that we have the staffing levels needed to carry out the safety critical work on our railways that is underway right now. The cuts being demanded at the moment by the Government through the Office of Rail Regulation threaten those safe staffing levels right across the board. "