RMT - National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers

04/05/2021 | News release | Distributed by Public on 04/05/2021 01:55

RMT backs Eurostar support calls

Eurostar union RMT backs calls this morning for support to save vital rail link.

With the Government set to publish its plans for the return of international travel today (Monday) Eurostar union RMT has backed growing calls this morning from across for the industry for the Government to put in place a specific support package for Eurostar to ensure that as travel resumes the lowest carbon international travel option remains available to the British public.

General Secretary Mick Cash said;

'As the main Eurostar union RMT supports the calls today to save this vital environmentally sound link between the UK and our neighbours in Europe.

'The UK and French governments must work with the private stakeholders to put together a financial package that provides the bridge to survival for this service which supports 3,000 UK jobs and keeps our economies and communities connected.'