we won't pay | 28.12.2008 15:01
Announcing the leafleting of Leeds train station as the start of a new
train fare reduction campaign 4.30pm, January 5th, Leeds train
The start of the New Year will be greeted by huge price rises in train
fares of between 6 and 12%. This at a time when falling inflation and
oil prices have reduced train company running costs but the global
economic crisis has made it much harder for passengers to pay. There
couldn't be a worse, more unfair time for fare rises.
The huge crisis of climate change means we need to make public
transport far cheaper and accessible not more expensive. These price
rises are insane and we're not going to take it any more.
As the start of campaign to reduce public transport fares we are
leafleting the rush hour crowds on January 5th, the first Monday back
at work after the New Year. The leaflets will make it clear that if
the train companies don't reduce their fares we will do it for them
through a campaign of mass refusal to pay the new fares. We will be
meeting 4pm at the Common Place
( http://www.thecommonplace.org.uk/) and then begin leafleting the
train station at 4.30pm. We want as many people as possible to turn up
for the leafleting and make a real statement of intent, so please
advertise this as widely as possible.
The massive bailouts of the banks show that these are exceptional
times; well if they are exceptional for them they should be
exceptional for us. We need to take exceptional action or we will be
left holding the can.
We won't pay for their crisis.
The next meeting of the "We won't pay for your crisis" group will be
Wednesday 7th January 8pm at the Common Place. All welcome.
In Feb we will be hosting a talk about the recent resistance in Greece,along with a benefit gig to raise money for those imprisoned during this period.
we won't pay