11 August 2015
RMT Press Office
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
"This Government are taking the travelling public for a bunch of fools with their fraudulent claims of a "Northern Powerhouse" while key rail electrification plans are booted deep into the long grass, safety-critical staff are threatened with the sack and fifty year old diesel units are pressed back into service.
"No one will believe any of this nonsense while private rail companies are robbing fare players blind and the lashed-up Pacers are still chugging along the tracks. RMT will continue to fight the great rail rip-off as we campaign for public ownership of our railways. "