RMT statement on £33m Eurotunnel Brexit Ferry settlement

RMT statement on £33m Eurotunnel Brexit Ferry settlement

1 March 2019

RMT Press Office

TRANSPORT UNION RMT said today it was scandalous that the government will pay £33m to Eurotunnel in an agreement to settle a lawsuit over extra ferry services in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

RMT general secretary Mick Cash said:

“On top of his dangerous and failed privatisation of probation services, Transport Secretary’s Chris Grayling’s Brexit ferries’ fiasco has now cost the taxpayer another £33m and admitted that no work has been done to prepare Eurotunnel terminals for Brexit.

“It is an absolute scandal that Chris Grayling remains in post as the Government careers toward a No Deal disaster. The country has lost confidence in the Transport Secretary’s abilities and RMT members will not be made to pay for failing Grayling’s catalogue of chaos across the transport industry.

“This has now gone beyond a joke – Chris Grayling is an expensive and dangerous liability which transport workers across the country can no longer afford to indulge.”

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