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RMT slams latest effort by train company-funded safety body

23 November 2017

RMT Press Office:

RMT slams latest effort by train company-funded safety body to justify throwing guards off trains

RMT responds to report on Driver Only Operation issued today by George Bearfield, Director of System Safety at RSSB.

Mick Cash, RMT General Secretary, said:
“This  report has been written by someone who is employed  by the same rail  bosses  who stand to make huge profits by introducing driver only trains. He who pays the piper calls the tune.

“To try and give this garbage a veneer of academic respectability is all the more laughable when it actually contradicts previous reports by the same organisation on the safety of different methods of train despatch.

“And as even this latest dodgy driver only dossier admits DOO is not just about train despatch it’s also about the adverse impacts on train safety, security and accessibility.“

ENDS

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