RMT on Springburn depot closure

RMT on Springburn depot closure

6 March 2019

RMT Press Office:

RMT slams betrayal of Scottish rail industry over Springburn closure

Rail union RMT tonight slammed the betrayal of the Scottish rail industry after Gemini confirmed that they are ending operations at the Springburn depot. The union has pledged to carry on the fight and to step up the campaign for the whole Scotrail operation, including support facilities, to be taken into public ownership.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"Tonight's news on Springburn is a disgraceful betrayal of the rail industry in Scotland and those politicians who have sat on their hands while this carve up has been allowed to let rip will have a heavy price to pay.

"It is frankly disgusting that Gemini haven't even had the guts to tell the Springburn staff face to face that they are pulling the plug and have chosen instead to notify them through the media. That is pure cowardice by the company.

"‎Gemini might think they can walk away from 160 years of history and 200 engineering jobs but RMT won't. The case for Scotrail and it's engineering and fleet support to be taken into public ownership is now overwhelming. The campaign to save Springburn and rail engineering jobs in Scotland is far from over. "

 

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