17 July 2020
RMT Press Office:
Transport union RMT responds to Prime Minister’s announcement.
Senior Assistant General Secretary Mick Lynch said;
“Covid-19 is waging war against both lives and livelihoods but in recent days the government’s response has once again been mired in chaos, confusion and mixed messaging.
“Today we are seeking urgent talks with transport ministers to stress it is vital for the protection of jobs, the economy and our climate that any increase in public transport use must be both safe, sustainable and underpinned by a coherent national plan.
“That plan must includes a new deal for public transport that massively expands funding and capacity to also allow for cheaper fares and more flexible travel plans, and which puts passenger and workers’ safety before privatisation and profiteering.”