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RMT on Government announcement on HS2 fleet procurement
“RMT hears what the minister has said this morning about creating skilled, engineering jobs as a result of this major new fleet contract and the union intends to hold the Government to that pledge and we will be seeking cast-iron...
Region: National
Tagged with: hs2, procurement, fleet, rolling stock, rail
RMT Attacks "Rail Rolling-Stock Racket"
“The companies using these trains get to privatise the profits while the public get to shoulder over £10 billion of risks, it is an absolute disgrace. Even worse, the Inter-City trains are being designed to axe the guards and strip...
Region: National
Tagged with: train procurement, public accounts committee, inter-city
RMT response to NAO report today on train procurement
"The NAO report also makes no mention of the fact that new trains, including the Hitachi inter-city fleet, are designed for driver only operation solely in the interests of train company profits and regardless of the safety and service implications...
Region: National
Tagged with: nao, national audit office, thameslink, train procurement, hitachi, intercity express