Cut Fares, Not Staff Campaigning Day of Action

To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers

5th August 2018
Circular No. NP/145/18


Dear Colleagues

“CUT FARES, NOT STAFF” CAMPAIGNING DAY OF ACTION – WEDNEDAY 15th AUGUST

RMT will be campaigning and leafleting passengers on Tuesday 15 August. This is the date on which the new rail fares for 2019 will be announced and for which we are expecting significant media interest.

We will be using the day to highlight that while train companies make big profits on the back of fare rises, members working in the sector are facing unprecedented attacks from employers – ranging from cuts to infrastructure work, the spread of driver only operation, ticket office closures and de-staffing of stations.

We will also press our case for public ownership and to contrast our vision for a network run in the interest of everyone, with the current system under which privateer’s profit from big fares rises and by threatening members’ jobs. Please find below the list of current stations where protests will be taking place.

Station

Time

Kings Cross

07.30 -09.00

Birmingham New Street

07.00 -09.00

Birmingham Snow Hill           

16.00-18.00

Bristol Temple Meads

07.00 -09.00

Burton on Trent

1530 – 17.30

Brighton

09.00-10.00

Bridgewater

07.30 -09.00

Cardiff Central

07.00 -09.00

Aberdeen

08.00 -09.00

London Paddington

07.30 -09.30

Reading, Tilehurst
Slough,

Theale

7.30-09.30 17.00-19.00

7.30-09.30 / 17.00-19.00

Carlisle

 

Warrington Central and Warrington Bank Quay

07-09.00 - 16.00-18.00pm

Lancaster

16.00-18.00 pm

Leeds Central (City Square entrance)

07.00 - 10.00 am

Kirkcaldy 630 _830

06.30 - 08.30

Dunfermline

16.00-18.00

Portslade

11.00-12.00

Falmer

15.00-16.00