York & District Trades Union Council Uncategorised LOVE TRAINS, HATE HIGH FARES!



Join #FareFail Day of Action, York Station, Thursday 14th February 7.30am until 9.30am.

On 2 January, rail fares soared above inflation for the tenth year running. They have increased almost three times faster than wages and are now 26% higher than they were before the recession.

Our #FareFail campaign took to the streets and stations of Britain and thousands of commuters got involved to express their view. The actions also received great friendly national and local media coverage, and a very positive reaction from commuters, who took up thousands of our campaign postcards.

The government response was to turn a blind eye to rail passenger anger. Transport minister Norman Baker told us fares were “not nearly as expensive” as presented! On 9 January the government defeated a parliamentary motion opposing the fares increase. Well, we don’t know about you, but we’ve had enough. If we want change we’ve got to keep the pressure up.

Kick off Valentine’s Day with our action for low fares

On 14 February, the international day of love, we’re going back to the travelling public with one simple message:

“Love Trains, Hate High Fares!”

And we need your help to do it.

And as it’s Valentine’s Day, why not bring a loved one with you too!

We can only stop the era of rip-off fares if we show those in charge how strongly we feel. Please get involved with the campaign today.

All we are asking is for an hour or two of your time to hand out leaflets at York railway station on February 14th between 0730 and 0930. You’re welcome to join us for the full two hours, or just a few minutes on your way to work, whatever suits you.

You can register to be involved here: http://www.togetherfortransport.org/iloverail/ or just turn up at the station and help us distribute our campaign cards to passengers.

For more details please contact us – Email: Sam Tarry at tarrys@tssa.org.uk or Call: 07850793971

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