Solidarity message from ETF following railway accident in Scotland

17 Aug 2020

The ETF is saddened to learn about the terrible rail accident on 12 August near Stonehaven. With great sadness, we learned that the crash claimed lives of the driver Brett McCullough, conductor Donald Dinnie, and one of the passengers, Chris Stuchbury.

The ETF presents its sincere condolences and solidarity to the workers’ families, friends and colleagues. We also express solidarity with our UK affiliates, RMT and Aslef, and all railway workers in this difficult time.

At the ETF, we are committed to our fight for railway safety, for safe working conditions, and against financial cuts to ensure safety in both freight and passenger transport. Such accidents reinforce even further our struggle for proper investments in railway systems, guaranteeing the safety of workers as well as passengers.