Awful reality of Tube suicides is deeply traumatic, says RMT
RMT: April 21 2008
THE AWFUL reality of suicides under Tube trains is deeply traumatising to train drivers and all staff who have to deal with the consequences, London Underground’s biggest union says today.
On the day that the comedy film Three and Out is premiered, RMT emphasised that every death under a train was the cause of massive anguish to all those involved - drivers, platform staff and the cleaners who have to clean blood and human tissue from trains.
"Drivers unlucky enough to experience the awful reality of a suicide or accidental death under their train are quite rightly offered counselling and help to get them back to work, but there are some who never recover," RMT general secretary Bob Crow said today.
"The credibility of this film rests on a Tube driver believing there is a three-and-out policy with massive compensation, which our members know is complete nonsense, so the whole thing is really a bit thin.
"The producers say they have handled difficult issues sensitively, but that is certainly not the case with the film's posters, which are plastered all over the Tube and which suggest that there is such a policy," Bob Crow said.