31 October 2016
RMT Press Office
RMT responds to Southern Rail deadline to withdraw £2000 bribe that the union has already rejected
Mick Cash RMT General Secretary said:
“This is just more threats and bullying from Southern Rail and does nothing at all to resolve the current safety dispute. It is also completely meaningless as the union has already rejected the £2000 bribe to sell out safety and the company are well aware of that.
“The action later this week goes ahead due to intransigence of the GTR bosses and their cheerleaders in Government who are pulling the strings in this dispute. RMT will be holding a national rally at Parliament tomorrow lunchtime in support of the fight for safe services on Southern Rail.
“The union remains available for serious talks and we would repeat the call to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to get out of his bunker, get hold of the Southern management and get round the table.”