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GPTU welcomes RMT victory over ticket office closures

The Green Party Trade Union Group are proud to have played our part in supporting the campaign to keep ticket offices open along with thousands of others. It is a victory that shows mass mobilisation and a cogent argument works.

Congratulations to the RMT and all its members. The union statement is below:

RAIL UNION RMT today welcomed the government’s complete withdrawal of its ticket office closure plans in light of passenger watchdog objections as a complete victory.

RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said that it was a resounding victory for the union’s campaign and a win for passengers, community groups and rail workers alike. 

“We are now calling for an urgent summit with the government, train operating companies, disabled and community organisations and passenger groups to agree a different route for the rail network that guarantees the future of our ticket offices and stations staff jobs to delivers a safe, secure and accessible service that puts passengers before profit,” he said.