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Tuesday, 5 November 2013

20 years of failed rail privatisation

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the Act that privatised our railways. 'That’s 20 years of privatisation that has failed on all of its promises. Fares have rocketed, public subsidy more than doubled and there has been little in the way of new private investment', says Action for Rail - People Before Profit: http://actionforrail.org/public-ownership-for-our-railways-end-20-years-of-failed-privatisation/#sthash.NK58ihIr.dpuf
The campaign involving the TUC, ASLEF, RMT, TSSA and Unite will be out at rail stations today putting the message across and urging people to email their MP to support Early Day Motion 419 in support of publicly owned railways. There is also a campaign video at http://campaign.actionforrail.org/page/content/actionforrailfilm