RMT responds to announcement of Southern bail out

RMT responds to announcement of Southern bail out

1 September 2016

RMT Press Office:

RMT responds to announcement of £20 million taxpayer bail out of Southern Rail.

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“This stinks of another multi-million pound taxpayer subsidy to bail out the failing Southern rail part of the Govia Thameslink franchise. If there’s money to prop up this private outfit why isn’t there cash available to make sure that the guards and safety are protected on their trains?

“ If this huge chunk of money was allocated to maintaining the safety-critical role and the jobs of the train guards on the Southern services we could have avoided the strike action that has been forced on us again next week by the penny-pinching, profiteering and intransigence of Southern/GTR.”

ENDS

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