14 October 2016
RMT Press Office:
RMT responds to Transport Committee report on the Future of Rail
Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said.
“This report is an indictment of the failure of rail privatisation and the government’s record on Southern railways which have resulted in daily chaos and misery for passengers.”
“The report rightly argues that in any normal circumstances there would be grounds for GTR to have its contract terminated and RMT is calling again for this failed franchise to be taken into public ownership as soon as possible.”
“We welcome the call for the government to engage with the rail unions and will be writing to ministers today to seek an urgent meeting.”