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Issue No. 2433

Important rail safety jobs are being axed as the Tories ram through franchise agreements and reprivatisation before the general election. 

Proposals for driver only operations and less train guards and conductors are being resisted across a number of rail routes.

The RMT union, which represents rail workers, says that passenger safety will be worsened by the cuts. 

The union is also resisting staff cuts and ticket office closures.

On First Great Western and East Coast Inter-City services, rail union RMT is fighting plans to axe buffet cars, on-board staff and maintenance workers.

The Northern and Trans-Pennine Express franchise carve up is leading to service cuts, routes being axed and threats to jobs and safety. 

But joint campaigning by rail unions is building pressure on local councils in the area. 

Doncaster and Durham have now joined Sheffield and Liverpool in supporting the rail unions’ campaign.

Defend jobs, services and safety East Coast and First Great Western.
Join demonstrations on Monday 15 December, 8am, at Cardiff Central Station, Central Square CF10 1EP and Kings Cross Station, Euston Road, London N1 9AL

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Tue 9 Dec 2014, 18:39 GMT
Issue No. 2433
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