17 November 2017
RMT Press Office:
RMT's Mick Cash on eve of Thirtieth anniversary of Kings Cross fire.
RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
“RMT will be attending the joint commemoration event on Saturday and our thoughts will be with all of those who lost their lives or were injured in this tragic event which still resonates throughout the transport injury thirty years on.
“The Kings Cross Fire stands alongside the appalling disaster at Grenfell Tower as a reminder to everyone that safety and regulation must remain our watchwords regardless of what the bottom line says on a set of accounts.
“RMT has pledged to continue to fight cuts to jobs and budgets across London underground, the wider rail industry and every sector that this trade union organises in. We will oppose with every tool at our disposal any moves which compromise the safety culture or water down the regulatory framework.
“This weekend’s Kings Cross Fire commemoration event will reinforce in all of us the need to be ever vigilant in respect of the safest possible staffing, standards and legislation to avoid a repeat of this tragedy.”