Nationalise our Railway - Fare rises protest – Action for Rail Day of Action: Tuesday 19th August

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Circular No. NP/151/14
 
13th August 2014
 
TO:  ALL BRANCHES, REGIONAL COUNCILS, REGIONAL OFFICES,
COUNCIL OF EXECUTIVES & HO OFFICERS.
 
 
Dear Colleagues,


Nationalise our Railway - Fare rises protest – Action for Rail Day of Action: Tuesday 19th August


On Tuesday 19th August the Office for National Statistics will release the latest inflation figures. The rate of RPI inflation announced on that day will be used by the government to calculate fare rises for 2015.
 
This announcement attracts extensive media interest and is the biggest annual opportunity for us to present our alternative vision of a publicly-owned railway - namely, an expanding and efficient service that is affordable, safe and unencumbered by parasitic corporations.
 
RMT with a number of other unions and concerned organisations that form the campaign group Action for Rail, will be holding demos and leafleting at stations across the country. For further information please see http://actionforrail.org/fair-fares-day-of-action-for-public-ownership-august-19/

Members and activists are encouraged to attend. If you can make it, please contact your branch and Regional Office.
 
Yours sincerely
 
 
 
Mick Cash
Acting General Secretary