Priti slams RMT for strike plans

20th December 2017

Witham MP Priti Patel has slammed the RMT union for planning new strike action to affect rail services.  The union has already called its members out on strike on 27 December 2017 in an attempt to wreck people’s Christmas travel plans and has now announced new strikes for 8, 10 and 12 January 2018. Abellio Greater Anglia have put in place contingency plans for conductors to work on trains and have also given commitments to guarantee jobs and pay and conditions throughout the current franchise to 2025. Priti said:

“The RMT should be ashamed of itself for trying to wreck Christmas and then hold further strikes in January.”

“With jobs, pay and conditions guaranteed by Abellio, these strikes are unnecessary and will only serve to make the RMT members who go out on strike poorer by losing pay. These politically motivated strikes must stop and the RMT should stop playing politics with their members’ livelihoods and should stop threatening commuters.”

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