RMT union accuse Scottish Government of 'betrayal', as they protest against cuts and privatisation in Edinburgh
Scottish transport workers are protesting against cuts to railway jobs and services in Edinburgh today.
In an interview with Heart Scotland News, Michael Hogg, RMT Regional Organiser Scotland, said: “Scotland’s railway is burning. Scotland’s railway is under attack”.
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"We want to send a clear message to Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister, to intervene and stop these unnecessary cuts”.
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "Cop26 started only three months ago but already the lofty rhetoric about fighting climate change seems a distant memory as we witness a betrayal of ambitions by the SNP and Green Government to move towards a greener Scotland.
"Instead of cutting climate change the Government is cutting rail services and ticket offices, threatening the privatisation of our lifeline ferry services, and doing far too little to protect the livelihoods of energy workers and the vital service they provide.
"As the country approaches the local government elections in May, this protest will be the start of a concerted campaign to persuade politicians to protect these services and jobs which are so vital to our local communities."