29 November 2017
RMT Press Office:
Rail union RMT responds to Chris Grayling on BBC this morning
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"We have seen no details of this so-called rail plan but it appears that Chris Graylings answer to the disaster of rail privatisation is yet more privatisation with the creation of a series of local versions of the failed and deadly Railtrack infra structure model. From what we have heard this lethal plan could well spell the end for Network Rail as a national, strategic and publicly owned body.
" The planned breaking up of Great Western and GTR is a massive admission of failure by the Government but still they rule out the highly popular option of public ownership. That is a scandal.
"RMT will fight any plans for more privatisation and fragmentation on Britain's railways and will step up the campaign for public ownership and control."
RMT will make further comment when we see the detail of the Government proposals.