Branson’s BIG BAILOUT 18th JANUARY 2018

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Thursday 11th January 2018

 

Circular No. National Policy NP/005/BO

 

To all Branches and Regional Councils

 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

Branson’s BIG BAILOUT 18th JANUARY 2018 

 

RMT is supporting We Own It in a Big bailout for Branson!

 

Please try and get along on Thursday morning to raise crucial funds for Richard Branson from the public pocket. Bring buckets and placards to Kings Cross from 8am-9am

 

Virgin and Stagecoach have messed up on the East Coast line. They promised to pay the government in return for running the rail franchise, but now they've changed their minds. Chris Grayling, the Transport Secretary, is allowing them to opt out of up to £2 billion worth of payments!

 

You can also sign the petition below and share with members whilst encouraging them to sign.

 

https://weownit.org.uk/act-now/east-coast-public-ownership-petition

 

Apparently we all have to bail them out!

 

If you can't get to a station on Thursday morning, join the twitter flash mob to spread the word about this important cause: https://www.daycause.com/weownit/bransons-big-bailout

 

PSA: This is an ironic fundraiser. Please don't actually collect any money. Join us at train stations to show Grayling is forcing the public  to pay for Virgin and Stagecoach's mistakes.

 

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

 

Thanking you in anticipation

 

Yours sincerely,

 

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Mick Cash

General Secretary