RMT statement on ticket office consultation extension

RMT statement on ticket office consultation extension

26 July 2023

RMT Press Office:

Rail union, RMT declared today the consultation extension on the future of rail ticket offices as wholly inadequate and called for the whole disastrous closure programme to be abandoned.

Following mass campaigns by RMT, disabled and passenger groups, the train operators and their paymasters in government have been forced to extend ticket office closure consultations until September 1. 

Over 1,000 ticket offices are due to be closed with the loss of over 2,000 railway station staff. 

RMT General Secretary Mick Lynch said: “Campaigning by our members on stations across the country alongside tenacious disabled peoples groups and passenger bodies has forced rail bosses and ministers to admit the original consultation was not fit for purpose and must be extended. 

“Although our pressure has forced their hand, it is still a deeply flawed and a wholly inadequate consultation process which we are considering challenging legally in the courts. 

“Our campaign to save ticket offices, protect our members jobs and look out for the best interests of all rail passengers will only intensify in the coming weeks. 

“20,000 rail workers will walk out on 29 July in pursuit of a negotiated settlement on job security pay, conditions and saving ticket offices.”


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