RMT shows support for Wiveliscombe and Dulverton Bus Rally

RMT shows support for Wiveliscombe and Dulverton Bus Rally

13 February 2024

Transport workers union, RMT will join Somerset bus campaigners this weekend, in a bid to halt swingeing cuts to vital routes.

Following the successful demonstration in Yeovil last weekend, Somerset Bus Partnership have organised a rally for Saturday 17th February to oppose the significant service reductions on the 25 bus route.
 
The rally is taking place in Wiveliscombe Town Square at 11am. People are being encouraged to attend the rally and to arrive via the 9.55 bus from Taunton which stops at Norton, Cotford, Hillcommon and Milverton and arrives in Wiveliscombe at 10.43.
 
They then plan to take the 1.12pm to Dulverton.
 
Cuts to local bus services will be devastating for local communities and companies like First Bus should be putting passengers before profits.
 
RMT general secretary Mick Lynch said: "First Bus must heed the calls of the local community and halt the cuts to services that are being proposed.
 
"Deregulation and privatisation lie at the heart of the disintegration of local bus services over the years.
 
"Passengers and bus workers must be prioritised with local authorities being given sufficient ring-fenced funding from the government so they can deliver the bus services their communities require via a publicly owned municipal bus company that also owns its buses and depots.
 
"RMT will continue to support this campaign until decent bus services are provided for the people of Somerset."
 
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