RMT responds to announcement on Northern franchise

RMT responds to announcement on Northern franchise

2 January 2020

RMT Press Office:

Rail union RMT responds to transport minister Grant Shapps’ announcement on Northern franchise

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“Grant Shapps is big on talk about Northern Rail this morning but short on detail and this has all the hallmarks of a dead cat being ‎slung on the table to distract from the fare rise scandal.

“If Grant Shapps was serious he would set out a timetable for removing the Northern Rail franchise from Arriva and their replacement with the public sector operator. I am seeking an urgent meeting with Mr Shapps to pin down the detail and how it affects RMT‎ members and the services they provide.”

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