RMT response to charity report that transport access for disabled people is going backwards

Responding to the report today from disabled charity Whizz-Kidz that young people are being denied opportunities because of poor access to transport services, RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said:
 
“This is an important report that shames the transport industry in Britain and which should force the issue of disabled access to services right up the agenda.
 
“RMT has warned repeatedly that axing station, platform and on-board staff has a devastating impact on people with disabilities who end up excluded from the transport network as a result. Despite that, the cuts juggernaut continues to roll with guards on Northern Rail and Great Western just the latest to come under threat in the relentless drive for private profit.
 
“RMT will continue to work with disability campaigners on rail, tube and buses to fight for the resources and changes needed to make access a reality and to stop the cuts which have thrown progress into reverse.”

Read the 'Get On Board' report here (pdf).

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