Save Your Railway!

16 05 2012

There will be a Save Your Railway public meeting on Thursday 24th May, at 7pm in the Unite Offices, 211 Broad Street, B15 1AY. The meeting is organised by Birmingham Trades Union Council and the rail unions.

Speakers include Bob Crow – General Secretary, RMT and Becca Kirkpatrick – Birmingham Trades Union Council.

As the Birmingham Against the Cuts blog states:

On top of rocketing energy bills, the government wants us to pay inflation busting rail fare increases of up to 30 per cent, or even more – over the next three years.

At the same time, the government’s policy calls for fewer, more overcrowded rail services, ticket office closures, the axing of tens of thousands of front-line railway staff, the break-up of Network Rail into “mini-railtracks” and reduced safety standards.

But the railway companies are being given the green light to make even bigger profits on top of the astonishing £11 billion of your money that has been drained from the industry since privatisation.

Elsewhere in Europe, railways are cheaper and more efficient because they have been kept in a unified structure in the public sector.

Come to the public meeting and discuss how we can save our railways and campaign for a rail network fit for the 21st century.

No Fare Hikes!
No Service Cuts!
Staff Our Stations!

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