End the Rail Rip Off and Demand Public Ownership, Affordable Fares and a Properly Staffed Railway
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Thursday 22nd December 2016
Circular No. National Policy NP/301/16/BO
To all Branches and Regional Councils
END THE RAIL RIP OFF AND DEMAND PUBLIC OWNERSHIP, AFFORDABLE FARES AND A PROPERLY STAFFED RAILWAY.
RMT and Action for Rail have organised a number of protests on the 3rd January 2017 and 4th January in Scotland to highlight all our concerns as fares rise yet again. Passengers are being made to contribute more whilst the train operating companies are paying out larger dividends to shareholders (a 21% increase in 2014-15 compared to the previous year): and by cutting staff, companies are planning to save even more money for themselves. Enough is enough. We want a railway system that is publically owned, safe, inclusive and accessible for all.
PLEASE NOTE THE STATIONS BELOW ARE ORGANISED BY THE RMT AND MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUPPORT THEM. OTHER STATIONS ARE STILL BEING LEAFLETTED AND A RMT PRESENCE IS IMPORTANT AT ALL.
Birmingham New Street 7:30-10am
Birmingham Moor Street 4-5pm
Stafford 8.00 am
Worcester Foregate 7.00am
Burton on Trent 07:30-09:00am
Watford Junction 08:00-09:30am
London Waterloo 08:00am
London Paddington TBC
Liverpool Lime Street 7:30-9:30am
Barrow & Carlisle 7:30-9:30am
Manchester Piccadilly 7:30-9:30am
Burton on Trent 7.30-9.00am
Fenchurch & LT&S stations TBC
Glasgow Central 4th January 17:00pm
Hastings 07:30 and 5.00pm
London Kings Cross 7.30am
Fratton Station TBC
Lancaster Station 16:00-18:00pm
List of all stations where protests are taking place can be found here:
Please do all you can to build for these important campaigning opportunities with passengers and the media.
Thanking you in anticipation