The Institute of Employment Rights heard from leading trade unionists at TUC Conference 2023, fighting back against Tory attempts to crush our unions.
"The drive to close ticket offices in the name of profits is clearly a political decision of this out-of-touch Tory government" - Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary.
"The public is being ripped off not only to financially underwrite this dispute that could have been settled 18 months ago" - Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary.
"The government continues to shackle the companies and will not allow them to put forward a package that can settle this dispute. Our members have now voted 3 times to take strike action over the last 12 month."
"The government and rail companies are deliberately preventing ticket offices from selling cheaper rail tickets as part of a strategy for running down and eventually closing all ticket offices."
"It is clear ministers are more interested in protecting bumper profits made by bus companies, than protecting and providing a vital service to passengers" - Mick Lynch, RMT.
"Strike action and the inspiring solidarity and determination of members has secured new money and a new offer which has been clearly accepted by our members."
"This decision should be a wake-up call to the Department for Transport in Westminster, to end its failed obsession with privatisation" - Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary
The RMT has dismissed the government’s consultation for a new code to deal with fire and rehire tactics as a ‘gimmick’ designed to draw attention away from attacks on the Right to Strike.
“The only reason this draconian legislation is being introduced is because the government have lost the argument and want to punish workers for having the temerity to demand decent pay and working conditions" - Mick Lynch, RMT General Secretary