End the Rail Rip Off and Demand Public Ownership, Affordable Fares and a Properly Staffed Railway

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Thursday 22nd December 2016

Circular No. National Policy NP/301/16/BO

To all Branches and Regional Councils


Dear Colleagues,

END THE RAIL RIP OFF AND DEMAND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP, AFFORDABLE FARES AND A PROPERLY STAFFED RAILWAY.  

RMT and Action for Rail have organised a number of protests on the 3rd January 2017 and 4th January in Scotland to highlight all our concerns as fares rise yet again. Passengers are being made to contribute more whilst the train operating companies are paying out larger dividends to shareholders (a 21% increase in 2014-15 compared to the previous year): and by cutting staff, companies are planning to save even more money for themselves. Enough is enough. We want a railway system that is publically owned, safe, inclusive and accessible for all.

PLEASE NOTE THE STATIONS BELOW ARE ORGANISED BY THE RMT AND MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT THEM. OTHER STATIONS ARE STILL BEING LEAFLETTED AND A RMT PRESENCE IS IMPORTANT AT ALL.

Station(s)    Times
Birmingham New Street    7:30-10am
Birmingham Moor Street    4-5pm
Stafford    8.00 am
Nueaton    TBC
Derby    7.30am
Leamington     6.30-7.30am
Leicester    TBC
Worcester Foregate    7.00am
Coventry    TBC
Wolverhampton    07:30-09:30am
Rugeley    TBC
Nottingham    7.30-9.00am
Burton on Trent    07:30-09:00am
Watford Junction    08:00-09:30am
London Waterloo    08:00am
London Paddington    TBC
Liverpool Lime Street    7:30-9:30am
Barrow & Carlisle     7:30-9:30am
Manchester Piccadilly     7:30-9:30am
Cardiff    TBC
Bristol    TBC
Chester    4.00-6.00pm
Burton on Trent    7.30-9.00am
Fenchurch & LT&S stations     TBC
Glasgow Central 4th January    17:00pm
Hastings    07:30 and 5.00pm
Clapham    16:30-17:30pm
London Kings Cross     7.30am
Penzance    TBC
Cornwall    TBC
Plymouth
Exeter    8.00-10.00am
8.00-10.00am
Devon    TBC
Fratton Station    TBC
Lancaster Station    16:00-18:00pm
    
    
List of all stations where protests are taking place can be found here:
http://actionforrail.org/day-of-action-on-3rd-january-2017-help-us-end-railripoff/

Please do all you can to build for these important campaigning opportunities with passengers and the media.

Thanking you in anticipation

Yours sincerely,

 
Mick Cash
General Secretary