RMT welcomes public transport and climate report

RMT welcomes public transport and climate report

12 April 2023

RMT Press Office:

RMT responds to TUC transport and climate change report.

Responding to the TUC   Public Transport for the Climate Emergency  report, RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "This is a welcome report that shows investing in public transport is not only vital for fighting climate change but that it will deliver significant economic and social benefits for everyone.  
"The government - in league with private transport operators, are ideologically committed to securing the maximum profit for shareholders. This approach is leading to the managed decline of rail and bus services across the country.  
"This report shows that there is an alternative where we can expand and invest in our transport infrastructure. This will create thousands of jobs in across every region of England and Wales, helping build strong local economies and at the same time, secure an environmentally sustainable future.  
"It is therefore vital that bus and rail services all run as public service under a public ownership model which is free from profit hungry multimillion pound private companies."
Mick Lynch is speaking at the report's   launch today in Manchester.
The full report can be viewed   here. 

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