RMT/ Action for Rail – Keep East Coast public - Day of action – Friday 7 March

Head Office Circular No. NP/055/14


To the Secretary all Branches,

Council of Executive members,

Regional Councils and Regional Offices. 

Tuesday 4th March 2014

Dear Colleagues,

RMT/ Action for Rail – Keep East Coast public - Day of action – Friday 7 March

and protest at Liberal Democrat Spring Conference in York  REMINDER & UPDATE

The East Coast mainline rail service must stay in the public sector. On Friday the RMT backed Action for Rail campaign is calling protests across the country designed to keep this issue in the spotlight and build awareness of its importance.

Protests will take place along the route at Edinburgh Waverley (7 – 9am), Berwick (8 - 9am), Durham (8 – 9am), Newcastle (8 - 9am), York (1 – 2pm), Keighley (5:30 – 6:30pm), Hull (4:30 – 5:30pm), Wakefield Westgate (7:30 – 9:30am), Doncaster (7:30 – 9am), Newark North Gate (time to be confirmed), Peterborough (7:30 – 8:30am), Stevenage (8 – 9am) and Kings Cross (from 7:30am) stations.

The lunchtime event at York stationwill be a particular focus, coinciding with MPs and delegates to the Liberal Democrat Spring conference arriving into the city. (Activists wishing to travel up to York from London are encouraged to take the 10:30am service from Kings Cross platform 2 arriving into York at 12:31pm).

If you are able to take part on Friday or would like further information, please contact your regional office or Gabriel Barton in the Policy Department. And if you have not yet done so, please use the Action for Rail website (http://actionforrail.org/the-attack-on-our-railways/keep-east-coast-public) to sign the petition and forward a pro forma message to your MP.

Yours sincerely,

 Bob Crow

General Secretary