18 May 2017
RMT Press Office:
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“The Conservative manifesto contains a string of empty and vague promises to improve rail services. Anyone who relies on the UK train network knows that the Tory promise of a rail ombudsman to sort all this mess out, is the weakest possible response.
"The only group standing in the way of the continued downgrade of the transport network and the maritime industry is unionised workers. The threat contained in the Tory manifesto to limit industrial action shows up the lie that the Tories are workers’ new best friend.”