18 February 2015
RMT Press Office
RMT slams Eurostar sell off as company reports continuing growth
General Secretary Mick Cash said
“The news today that Eurostar has broken through the 10 million passenger barrier and is showing continuing strong growth makes a mockery of this rotten Government’s plans to try and railroad through the sale of the British slice of this cash-generating asset before the May election.
"The Eurostar sell-off plan is a gross act of betrayal of the British people by a right wing government hell bent on selling off the family silver regardless of the real cost.
“This also compounds the issue of foreign ownership of Britain's railways as the French state have first refusal on our slice of the highly profitable Eurostar cake. The French and Belgians think we are insane knocking off such a valuable and strategic infra structure asset.
“The Eurostar sell off is just a short sighted act of industrial vandalism based on a bankrupt pro-privatisation ideology. RMT will continue to fight it tooth and nail.”