19 September 2020
RMT Press Office:
RAIL UNION RMT said today that it will be stepping up the fight to protect rail jobs and members livelihoods as open access operator Grand Central confirmed major cuts to jobs, services and catering operations.
General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“RMT has received notification from Grand Central that they are intending to make 51 posts redundant, including half of their catering staff on top of the termination of their Blackpool to London Operation.
"Make no mistake, RMT will do everything possible to ensure that our members livelihoods are protected and that they will still have employment on the railway in the future.
"Open access operators are at huge risk in this COVID pandemic and the Government must intervene to protect both jobs and these much needed services.”