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08/08/2016 - RMT launch Safer Scottish Trains campaign

rmtsaafertrainsThe RMT rail union starts the latest stage of its Safer Scottish Trains campaign with two events in Glasgow today which also unveil their new campaign banner.

The union continues to make the public and political case against any extension of Driver Only Operation in Scotland - making the positive case for Safer Scottish Trains.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said;

“Today RMT launches a broad-based campaign designed to engage the travelling public and every grade of rail worker in a united push for safe rail services across Scotland. At the heart of that united campaign is the clear message that every train should have a second person on board, that person should have a very clearly defined safety and operational function.

"The union is also highlighting the fact that our stations should be safe and staffed and any attempts to reduce station staffing levels should be resisted".

The union has been involved in a series of strikes against the extension of driver-only operation in Scotland, which the union fears will risk safety.

You can read the RMT booklet on the vital safety critical role of the Guard here: https://issuu.com/rmtunion/docs/gaurds_2016/1…