RMT slams Osborne hypocrisy over rail "Northern Powerhouse"

RMT slams Osborne hypocrisy over rail

22 August 2017

RMT Press Office:

RMT slams George Osborne hypocrisy over rail "Northern Powerhouse" this morning.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

"The hypocrisy of former Tory Chancellor George Osborne as he tours the newsrooms fuelling the civil war inside the Tory Party is extraordinary.

"This is a man who was the key player in Government's which presided over fragmented, cash-starved and privatised rail across the North and which put profiteering first while passengers were left rammed into clapped-out, lashed-up Pacer trains.

"The real legacy of George Osborne's period in Government is axed electrification, modernisation and renewal programmes and private train companies given a political instruction to axe safety-critical guards from their trains.

"RMT will not sit back while the facts are ignored, history is rewritten and northern rail services are reduced to a de-staffed shambles. Our members are fighting for safe, accessible rail‎ services for all while the Tories are busy fighting amongst themselves."


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