16 March 2022
RMT Press Office:
RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said;
“It is obvious to anyone that uses the railways that rail workers already work seven days a week, around the clock with anti-social hours to keep the country moving. For the rail minister to come along and tell them they need to be more flexible is frankly insulting.
“What’s even more galling is while rail staff who have been hailed as heroes during the pandemic are facing pay freezes and attacks on their conditions it is business as usual for the private companies who are making their profits off the backs of their workers.
“It is this basic unfairness that is sowing the seeds of a national rail dispute.”