RMT responds to reports in the Independent today

RMT responds to reports in the Independent today

25 May 2015

RMT Press Office

RMT responds to reports in the Independent today that NR is being pressed to sell off 18 railway stations and a raft of other assets.

General Secretary Mick Cash said.

"This is the first stage of what RMT believes is a secret Government plan to break up and sell off Network Rail with profiteering private companies handed lucrative public assets on a plate with a clear threat to jobs and the quality of service to the travelling public.

RMT has warned that the election of a Conservative government would spark a new phase of rail privatisation, despite the disaster of the past two decades, as their big-money backers look for pay back.

RMT will fight these plans as we gear up to defend Britain's railways from ‎a fresh dose of corporate greed which would see NR smashed apart with the fragments flogged off to the same kind of spivs who are robbing the public blind on the private train operations. "

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