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.”