Railways up for discussion
The Rutherglen, Cambuslang and Blantyre branch of the Scottish Socialist Party is hosting a public meeting in the Cambuslang Institute on the prospects for public ownership of the rail industry.
The meeting will feature a speaker from the RMT ( National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union).
SSP branch chairperson Bill Bonnar said: “The breakup and privatisation of the rail industry back in the 90s has generated guaranteed profits for shareholders and a poorer service for the public relative to what we should expect.
“Rail services in Scotland and the rest of the UK are vastly inferior to continental services, partly due to many of them having remained publicly owned. That includes the Netherlands rail industry which now, ironically, runs Scotrail under franchise as Abellio.
“The SSP believes that an integrated, publicly owned rail system is required to improve public transport options. We are delighted to host a speaker from the RMT and hope many local rail users will take the opportunity to hear proposals from workers at the sharp end of service delivery.”
The event is on Tuesday, January 24 at 7.30pm. All interested are invited.