RMT - National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers

02/22/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/22/2021 08:12

RMT says no more excuses – bring Scotrail into public ownership

22 February 2021

RMT Press Office:

RAIL UNION RMT warned today that the on-going consultation over the future of the Scotrail franchise smells of a delaying tactic and called on the Scottish Government to stop playing for time, follow the Welsh example and bring the services into public ownership.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

'There is no excuse at all for the SNP to drag their heels over bringing Scotland's railways into public ownership. Wasting time and money on consultations is just a smokescreen for their inaction.

'Rail is already back in public hands in Wales and moves are even being made in England to pave the way to ditch failing franchises. The Scottish Government are bang out of excuses and they should get on with it.'