Bob Crow – General Secretary, RMT
Becca Kirkpatrick – Birmingham Trades Union Council
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!
Organised by Birmingham Trades Union Council and the rail unions.