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Rail union to hold ‘Day of Action’ over ‘rail carve up’

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The RMT has said it is holding a ‘Budget Day of Action’ over the Government’s plans to ‘axe thousands of jobs, close ticket offices and jack up fares.’

The RMT will be joined by sister rail unions and commuters in action at train stations across the country on 21st March and will be specifically targeting South West Trains where a ‘deep, commercial alliance as a forerunner for a private takeover of infrastructure kicks in on 1st April’.

RMT General Secretary Bob Crow said:

“Today we have again seen the true face of greed of the private train operators as they rub their hands at the prospect of using the surge in rail demand as an excuse to ramp up fares and to screw the travelling public for every penny of profit that they can extract from the network.

“On budget day, RMT and our supporters will be stepping up the fight for a railway free from profiteering and exploitation and in support of the principle of transport run under public ownership as a public service.”

2 COMMENTS

  1. Having fairs at stations may indeed ramp up demand.
    (Rail(way) stations please, not train station. The clue is in your site name.)

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