“Cut Fares, Not Staff” Day of Action - Tuesday 2 January 2018
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To: All Branches, Regional Councils and Regional Organisers
10 November 2017
Circular No. NP/194/17
“CUT FARES, NOT STAFF” DAY OF ACTION - TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018
LOCAL LEAFLETING AT TRAIN STATIONS
URGENT INFORMATION REQUIRED
RMT will be campaigning through the leafleting of passengers on Tuesday 2 January 2018. This is the date on which the new rail fares for 2018 will come into force 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, guards and other members working in the sector are facing unprecedented attacks from employers – ranging from the spread of driver only operation, cuts to infrastructure work, 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 privateers profit from introducing driver only operation, big fares rises and by threatening other members’ jobs.
You are requested to respond to this email if your branch can assist on 2 January in the distribution of leaflets to passengers. Please complete the attached form and email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask your Regional Office to let National Policy know the details or complete the attached form and return by post to RMT Policy Dept, Unity House, 39 Chalton Street, London, NW1 1JD.
Please return the attached form by 11 December.
Thanking you in anticipation