RMT responds to Government's Network Rail asset stripping

RMT responds to Government's Network Rail asset stripping

17 November 2017

RMT Press Office:

RMT responds to Government's Network Rail asset stripping scam.

RAIL UNION RMT responds to a major asset sell-off plan announced by Network Rail today

General Secretary Mick Cash said;
 
"This is the first step in a major asset stripping programme at the ‎publicly owned Network Rail by a Government hell-bent on smuggling in privatisation by the back door.
 
"This wholesale move to flog off the family silver threatens potential rail expansion as once the land asset is gone, it's gone. It makes no sense to sell off rail property assets in a one off hit for commercial purposes as the railway will lose the ongoing income stream, regular income which can be used to finance expansion in the long term.
 
"This is the Tories returning to their roots, flogging off public assets to their friends and supporters without a single thought for the long term implications for the railways in this country."
 
ENDS

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