CUT FARES, NOT STAFF!
The campaign group Hands Off London Transport (HOLT) is organising a series of public meetings outside tube stations, in support of the fight against closure of ticket offices and the ending of Oyster cards proposed for the London Underground by Boris Johnson. The first meeting will be outside Kings Cross Station on Friday 31st January at 18.00 and Natalie Bennet, leader of the Green Party, will be one of the speakers.
Hands Off London Transport (HOLT) includes the Green Party, Occupy, Disabled People Against Cuts(DPAC), National Pensioners’ Convention, Peoples’ Assembly, and London Student Unions.
Mike Gold, a member of HOLT, Occupy and the Green Party, will host the first meeting at King’s Cross. He said: “The trade unions RMT and TSSA find it necessary to take strike action over the next two weeks, and they regret any inconvenience to the travelling public. These meetings at tube stations are to engage commuters on the real reasons for these cuts to a valuable and necessary public service.
The inconvenience will be slightly alleviated when for the first time in Britain there will be a Revenue Strike. On February 7th, 10th and 14th, from 09.30–11.30 and 18.30–20.30, the ticket offices and ticket machines will be shut down, enabling the public to travel for free.”