Action for rail

RMT Anti-rail Cuts Campaign Targets Clapham Junction

Rail union RMT , along with the Battersea and Wandsworth TUC, will be holding the latest in a series of anti-rail cuts demonstrations and public meetings next week, distributing postcards and leaflets and engaging with the public at Clapham Junction Railway Station between 5.30 and 6.30pm on Wednesday 26th March 2014 with a public meeting later in the evening at 7pm at the PCS HQ building at 160 Falcon Road right next to the station.

Speakers at the public meeting include,



Video- RMT young members Action for Rail Event- Dover

Prior to the young members organised fundraiser social for the Brian Munro Cancer Fighting Fund on the 12th of August 2013 RMT young members went down to Dover Rail station to leaflet the public about Action for Rail:

Campaigning for-
-Lower fares
-Public ownership of the railways
-Ending the expensive leasing of trains

It was kick started by executive member Mike Sargent the video of his address to RMT young members can be found here:

RMT young members BBQ- Dover

RMT Young Members Social- Dover:

Under 30 years old and want to find out more about the RMT young members, come down with your family meet some of us and have a good time by the seaside.

BBQ Provided-Priory Hotel, Priory Station Approach, CT17 9SB Dover, Kent
Entry fee for each quiz team and £2.50 for arm wrestling participants all proceeds to go to The Brian Munro Cancer Fighting Fund.
Engraved Medals for quiz winners & a trophy for the arm wrestle champ!

Action For Rail: Potential Job Cuts of 20,000

Jobs ‘at risk’ in UK railway industry resulting from government proposals for rail reform


In our briefing on the government’s Rail Command Paper, rail unions involved in the Action for Rail campaign indicated that over 20,000 jobs in the UK rail industry were ‘at risk’ as a result of the recommendations in the McNulty Review that Network Rail and Train Operating Companies were being asked to implement.

By extrapolating from the McNulty Review, our briefing indicated the total numbers of jobs at risk broke down as follows:

Beeching 2 Could Be Imminent On 50th Anniversary Of Rail 'Decimation' Report

This Wednesday, 27th March 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of the infamous Beeching report which led to the decimation of much of the UK’s railways. Unions and campaigners, under the Action for Rail banner, will be out at railway stations up and down the country ramping up the campaign to defend rail services and to renationalise the entire network.

Fare Misery And Cuts For Commuters

As people prepare for the first day back to work, rail campaigners are today (Wednesday) warning that commuters face yet another year of inflation-busting fare increases and service cuts.

Train fares will increase by 3.9 per cent, on average, from today with some passengers facing hikes of up to 10 per cent on their journeys, says the TUC.

Research published last month by the TUC’s Action for Rail campaign shows that average train fares have risen nearly three times faster than average wages since the beginning of the recession in 2008.