Network Rail responds to RMT strike announcement

Published on : Friday, May 15, 2015

Network RailMark Carne, Network Rail chief executive, said: “This strike is deliberately timed to cause maximum disruption to families trying to enjoy the half-term break and millions more returning to work after the bank holiday. I find it deplorable that the RMT can hold the travelling public to ransom in this way.

 

“We are pleased that discussions with the RMT are set to resume next week. The public knows only too well that our railway must improve. We want to work with the unions so that we can reward our staff through improved productivity.”

 

On the issue of Network Rail’s ‘profits’, Mark Carne continued: “The RMT say we can afford more than what’s on offer. What they don’t say is that Network Rail is a public service body and that all profits are reinvested in building a bigger, better, more reliable railway. Any pay increase comes from the pockets of taxpayers and fare paying passengers.”

 

 

 

Source:- Network Rail

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