‘Action For Rail’ campaign news

Rail Dispute; what is Peter Wilkinson up to?

Rail Dispute; what is Peter Wilkinson up to? “Over the next three years we’re going to be having punch ups and we will see industrial action and I want your support,” Peter Wilkinson told residents in Croydon Town Hall last February, people who are also the hapless ‘customers’ of Southern Rail. [continue...]

Southern Rail Fails

Southern Rail Fails By Sussex LRC Readers may have heard reports of the chaos on Southern Rail.  Those on social media can try #SouthernFail or #GoViaNowhere which are among the most popular hashtags in use. [continue...]

East Coast Main Line Outrage

East Coast Main Line: Passengers and Taxpayers to be Looted by Private Sector Firms [continue...]

Time to Take Back the Railways

Time to Take Back the Railways The solution to rail misery: Letter to ‘Observer’ on May 4th from Labour Parliamentary Candidates [continue...]

FEATURE: McNulty goes off the rails

TSSA General Secretary Manuel Cortes assesses the McNulty Review, the effect it will have on the railways and why it should be opposed. [continue...]

PRESS: LRC calls for ‘full and permanent’ public ownership of rail

The Government has today annuounced that it will take over the East Coast Mainline rail franchise vacated by National Express, which has failed to meet its contractual obligations for the franchise which it won in 2007. [continue...]

PRESS: London MPs call on Mayor to keep London Living Wage promise for tube cleaners

London Labour MPs will today hand in a letter to Mayor Boris Johnson at City Hall, calling on him to fund the London Living Wage for all London Underground cleaners. MPs will also be tabling an Early Day Motion in the House of Commons demanding “urgent remedial action from the Mayor as Chair of Transport for London to improve cleaners’ working conditions”. [continue...]


Action For Rail


Rail bosses are using the recession as an excuse to attack jobs and conditions and cut back on services and essential rail works, and hike rail fares - as LEAP research suggested they would. Thousands of jobs are being threatened or have been lost. At the same time rail fat cats are raking in big profits and bonuses on the back of the most expensive fares in Europe. Make no mistake: as the recession worsens so will the attack on rail workers and rail services. [continue...]


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