“Cut Fares, Not Staff” Campaigning Day of Action - Tuesday 15 August

To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers

8th August 2017
Circular No. NP/130/17

Dear Colleagues

“Cut Fares, Not Staff” Campaigning Day of Action - Tuesday 15 August

RMT will be campaigning through the leafleting of passengers on Tuesday 15 August to protest over the fact that since 2010 fares have risen twice as fast as wages.

We will be using the day that next year’s fare increase are released 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.

Please make every effort to attend and help out colleagues leafletting at stations.
If times are not listed please contact your branch for details.

Station                              Time
London Kings Cross         8-9.30 am                    
Birmingham New St        
Watford                      7-9 am
Inverkeithing              6-8 am
Kirkcaldy              6-8 am
Dunfermline              1-4 pm
Newcastle Central           8-9 am
Leeds                           6-10 am
Chester               7-9.30 am
Doncaster                          8-9.30 am
Brighton and Hove         
Edinburgh Waverley        
Edinburgh Haymarket         
Birmingham Snow Hill      4-6 pm
Hastings                5.30-7.30 pm
Ulverston                6.30-9.30 am
Barrow                 6.30-10.00 am
Bristol Temple Meads        7-9 am    
Plymouth                         7-9 am        
Cardiff Central            7-9 am        
Paddington                        7-9 am    
Exeter St David’s            7-9 am
Ipswich                         6-10 am    
Finsbury Park        
Amersham                         6-8.30 am    
Burton on Trent             3.30-5.30 pm    
Berwick                          8-12 noon    
Liverpool Lime Street              7–9 am        
Manchester Piccadilly              7-9 am
Preston                          4-6 pm
Moorfields (Merseyrail)       7–9 am
Walsall                     4.30-6.30 pm
Dover Priory                         4-7 pm
Please do all you can to press our case for public ownership and to contrast our vision for a network run in the interest of everyone, and not the current system under which privateers profit from big fares rises and by threatening members’ jobs.
Thanking you in anticipation

Yours sincerely,


Mick Cash
General Secretary