RMT says axing staff is an act of gross negligence

RMT says axing staff is an act of gross negligence

3 January 2019

RMT Press Office

As Labour warns of growing overcrowding on Britain's railways RMT says axing staff is an act of gross negligence

As a new report issued today by the Labour Party exposes the growing scandal of severe overcrowding on Britain's railways, specialist transport union RMT says that the axing of safety-critical staff by private rail operators is an act of gross negligence.

‎RMT General Mick Cash said;

"The report issued today by the Labour Party reinforces RMT's case that British passengers are being forced through the toxic combination of profiteering and mismanagement to pay the highest fares in Europe to travel on packed and unreliable services where safety is being severely compromised.

"The last thing we need on Britain's rammed out trains is to be axing safety-critical staff and that is why RMT will be continuing the fight for the guard guarantee on Northern and South Western Railways into the New Year.

"Services are at breaking point and in those dangerous conditions removing the staff who are the eyes and ears of the service is nothing less than gross negligence on the part of private operators like Northern and SWR."

"For failing Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to choose to give a kicking to front line rail staff, ‎working round the clock in all weathers to keep Britain moving, rather than face up to the dangerous chaos he has personally overseen, shows why he is unfit to run a bath let alone a railway."

Want to receive updates from us? Subscribe to a mailing list

Tagged with: Overcrowding, Staff