Cut profits, not jobs and services

The Workers Party supports the industrial action of the RMT Union to secure
decent pay, job security and good working conditions.

Rail workers who worked through the pandemic are now confronting an attack on their terms
and conditions and are facing a pay freeze and hundreds of job cuts.

This is unacceptable at any time but is outrageous in the midst of a cost-of-
living crisis when inflation is at 11.1% and rising. Private train companies
bolstered by public contracts seek to generate even greater profits at the
expense of workers’ rights.

The Tory government which has the power to resolve the dispute, has instead
chosen to prolong it.

Today’s strike action is a clear message from workers of their determination to
secure their future. The RMT is fighting not only for its members rights but for
the future of the railways.

The Workers Party sends its solidarity to the RMT and to the other unions
working to secure workers’ pay and conditions and labour rights.