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06/16/2020 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/16/2020 05:42

RMT responds to proposed job losses at Wabtec

Rail union RMT responds to planned axing of 450 engineering jobs at Wabtec Doncaster

General Secretary Mick Cash said

'The plan to almost halve the Wabtec Doncaster workforce with the loss of 450 jobs is devastating news for the area and the industry and is wholly opposed by RMT.

'The fact that these savage cuts have been smuggled out under the cloak of the COVID-19 crisis is a disgraceful way to act and the plans should be immediately withdrawn to allow for discussions with the Government and local politicians on how we protect these skilled engineering jobs before they are lost for good.

'RMT'S executive will be considering a detailed response to the plans which are another sign of the kind of carnage that is being lined up for the engineering and transport sectors off the back of this pandemic.'