Transport Committee report on "Digital Railway"

Transport Committee report on

27 October 2016

RMT Press Office:

RMT responds to Transport Committee report on "Digital Railway"

General Secretary Mick Cash said:

“RMT has serious concerns that the trendy-sounding “Digital Railway” project could be just another wrapper used to try and smuggle through a fresh package of cuts.
 
“RMT has made it clear that the union will fight any attempts to unleash a jobs massacre, a dilution of safety standards and the bulldozing through of a faceless, dehumanised railway. Any new technology must be fully tested, proven and safe. It must not be a convenient smokescreen for axing jobs.”
 
“The travelling public will be well aware that it is a major challenge to get a basic WiFi signal on our trains which puts the concept of a “Digital Railway” firmly into context.”
 
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