General Secretary Mick Cash said;
“Major transport infrastructure projects are compromised by a failure to plan for the future in terms of the skilled workforce Britain needs to drive forwards.
“There has been a catastrophic failure in terms of workforce planning with skilled engineers seen for too long as a group that can be kicked about, downgraded and casualised with severe consequences for the country as a whole.
“The government need to get a grip and they need to do it now if we are to address the skills gap in the transport industry that RMT says is all set to worsen in the future. ”