RMT responds to appalling conditions for staff & passengers

RMT responds to appalling conditions for staff & passengers

2 July 2015

RMT Press Office

Transport union RMT responds to appalling conditions for staff and passengers in hot weather.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;
 
“It’s bad enough travelling on Britain’s rammed out, overcrowded trains at the best of times let alone when temperatures are heading to boiling point and our members are on full alert to assist passengers who are in distress.

"RMT has received numerous reports of appalling conditions as the potentially lethal combination of searing heat and overcrowding exposes ‎the underlying capacity issues on our transport network.
 
“It is only right that some serious leeway is given to workers in terms of staggering travelling times in the heatwave conditions and once again this situation reinforces the importance of having train and platform staff on hand and trained to deal with any eventuality.”

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