United Kingdom -Railway day of action -August 14, 2012

Trade unions, passengers and environmentalist groups protest jointly in a TUC-backed Action for Rail campaign against fare rises and cuts to railway staff and services. Frances O'Grady, the TUC's deputy general secretary, said: "These fare rises will add even more pressure to passengers feeling a massive squeeze on their incomes. At the same time the government is asking the train operators to make cuts to staff on trains and stations and in ticket offices. Passengers are being asked to pay more to get less. We want cuts to rail fares, not rail staff." The increase in prices is 3% higher than the inflation rate.

English: http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/14/protests-herald-u-turn-rail-fare-rises
http://actionforrail.org/category/news/
http://www.aslef.org.uk/information/133557/union_joins_national_fares_protests/

 

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