On Tuesday 25th October 2011, the RMT is organising a huge ‘Save our Railways’ rally in Westminster, followed by a lobby of Parliament.
Get this date in your diary now. Assemble 12.30 sharp in Methodist Central Hall (a few minutes’ walk from Parliament across Parliament Square).
The Government is producing a Rail White Paper this autumn. If it decides to implement the McNulty report, it would further fragment the railway and shift even more power to private train operators. Train manufacturing has already reached a critical point and there are proposals to break up Network Rail. Job cuts and pay freezes will be the order of the day. Regional train services are under threat and fares, already the most expensive in Europe, would become even less affordable. This is the biggest attack on passengers and rail workers’ jobs, pay and conditions since privatisation.
Please also show your support by signing our e-petition.