Railway workers promote rail’s role as safe, sustainable transport

Railway workers promote rail’s role as safe, sustainable transport

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Rail workers around the world will back rail as a vital, sustainable transport resource tomorrow April 13th during an ITF Railway Workers’ International Action Day.

As part of the campaign by workers and their unions for a global future for rail, they will stage activities worldwide. Updates, posters and campaign materials for the international action day can be seen and downloaded at www.itfglobal.org/campaigns/RWActionDay2010.cfm, with full roundups of activities by country appearing on the 13th and beyond. For the European events please see www.itfglobal.org/etf/etf-press-area.cfm/pressdetail/4361 and www.itfglobal.org/etf/rw-action-day.cfm .

Mac Urata, ITF Inland Transport Section Secretary, commented: “Railways are vital national and international resources – now more than ever given their environmental advantages. Yet, their survival and their status as a safe and user-friendly transport mode is under threat from privatisation, deregulation and under-investment. Only determined lobbying and promotion of their benefits and importance can protect their future. This event is part of that campaign, a time when trade unionists in particular can defend railways and railway safety for all those who work and travel on them.”

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