Rail union warns of train travel chaos on Wednesday

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Union warns against travel chaos as people encouraged to go back to work
Credit: RMT

Rail union, RMT, has warned about train travel chaos on Wednesday morning as the government encourages people to go back to work.

This warning comes as the UK government changes their Coronavirus slogan and tells people who cant work from home to head back to work, such as construction or manufacturing workers.

However, there is a worry this may see a second peak of the virus, as people head to the tube and use public transport, where social distancing is not always possible.

Guidance from the government has changed to say if you are heading to public transport, then a face mask should be worn.

What do you think the approach should be? Let us know in the comments below.

RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said today “The Governments “return to work” policy from Wednesday morning risks unleashing total chaos on a transport network which has not been told to prepare for a rise in numbers until next Monday. This is a ridiculous and dangerous way to treat both staff and passengers alike and will have potentially lethal consequences. Maintaining social distancing on trains and tube is a massive logistical exercise that requires planning, resources and the protection of staff managing the flows of passengers. To rush that exercise is a disgrace.RMT has made it clear that our members have a right to refuse to work in unsafe conditions and the union will be closely monitoring the situation tomorrow morning. We will have no hesitation in protecting our members health, safety and livelihoods by whatever means required. The government will be held to account for their actions.”

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Sorry RMT, it did not happen, did it? Please moderate your scaremongering propaganda and show some respect to the public for a change.

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