17 September 2020
RMT Press Office:
RMT's Mick Cash says union to step up fight over jobs, pay and conditions as COVID-19 threatens wholesale cuts to transport sector.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today that the union will be stepping up campaigning on the threat to jobs, pay and conditions across the rail, maritime and transport sector as COVID-19 threatens to drive a cuts whirlwind through the country’s remaining industrial base.
Mick Cash is moving the union onto a war footing with the priorities of building membership density and strengthening workplace organisation to fight back against a clear and present threat to tens of thousands of jobs at Network Rail, the train operators, TFL, buses, ferries and support services.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“I am sending out a clear warning today that Britain's transport and maritime industries face a jobs massacre six months on from the COVID lockdown and this trade union is moving onto a war footing to protect our members’ livelihoods. We will take all action, including coordinated industrial action, to repel the threat that is now staring us in the face.
“RMT will be deploying all our resources and energies to what will be the fight of our lives and our immediate priorities will be building membership density and strengthening workplace organisation for the battles ahead.
“No one will be underestimating the scale of the challenge we face but I am sending out a warning to Government and employers alike that we will be ready and geared up at every level of our organisation.”