Anne-Marie Trevelyan appears to be burying her head in the sand, says GMB Union
The Transport Secretary has 'passed the buck' on Doncaster Sheffield Airport, GMB Union has said.
GMB and South Yorkshire politicians sent an urgent letter to Secretary of State for Transport Anne-Marie Trevelyan urging her to step in and save the vital transport hub.
So far Ms Trevelyan has not replied.
Meanwhile the Transport Secretary has made a public statement saying, ‘it is down to the council’.
GMB Union is now calling on Prime Minister, Liz Truss, to follow through on her vow to save Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Sarah Barnes, GMB Organiser, said:
“The airport’s owners, Peel Group, have confirmed they will be winding down operations at the end of the month, despite the offer of public cash to keep it open until a buyer is found.
“The transport Secretary appears to be burying her head in the sand or passing the buck.
"GMB is now calling on the PM, Liz Truss to take action and meet with us and the Peel Group as a matter of urgency.
“This closure is senseless, especially when Peel Group have been thrown a lifeline.
“Hundreds of jobs are at stake here and the PM has the power to stop this - she must keep her word – and not make another U-turn.”