5 February 2016
RMT Press Office
RMT responds to Transport Focus report today showing massive public support and respect for transport staff
General Secretary Mick Cash said.
"With Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern confirming this week that they are planning to close or downgrade over eighty ticket offices this report should serve as a brake on the national drive to a de-staffed railway.
"Staff are the living and breathing link between passengers and services and are also critical when it comes to safety and security at this time of heightened alert and massive overcrowding.
"It is no surprise to RMT that this Transport Focus report confirms massive public respect and support for the transport workforce and RMT will work with campaigns and service users to defend our members in the face of cuts-led attacks right across the country. "