Petition launched for ‘People’s ScotRail’ as prices set to rise as service quality declines
Kids Go Free Scheme also set to be scrapped
THE head of the TSSA railways union has said “passengers deserve better than higher prices for worse services”, as it launches a petition for public ownership of ScotRail.
The petition was created as it was announced that rail prices are set to rise with the RPI rate of inflation of 3.1 per cent in the new year, despite what the union calls “the worst year of service to Scotland’s rail passengers in ScotRail’s privatised history”.
Green MSP questions Scot Gov commitment to public rail bid after assurance of ‘equal treatment’ to private sector
Greens, TSSA and Common Weal say the government must do more to support a publicly-run rail service
GREEN MSP John Finnie has questioned the Scottish Government’s “determination” to see a publicly-run rail service become a reality, after transport minister Michael Matheson confirmed the government would be “giving equal treatment to all bidders”.
TSSA slams Tory cuts to Scottish railways following launch of national investment strategy
Transport union asks if the Tories’ ideological commitment to the private sector will saddle Scotland’s railways with debt
THE TRANSPORT SALARIED STAFFS’ ASSOCIATION (TSSA) has condemned enormous cuts made to the funding of Scotland’s rail infrastructure by the UK Government, following the publication of the Scottish Government’s rail investment strategy for the next decade.
FMQs: Patrick Harvie calls for Scotland's railways to become a "public service" again
The Scottish Green co-convenor quoted recent research from Common Weal and TSSA in pressing the First Minister for a commitment
PATRICK HARVIE has called upon the Scottish Government to commit to a public sector operator for Scotland’s railways.
Give Scotrail back to the public: Cross-party support emerges for railway reform after major report
New report warns private companies are receiving substantial government funding to keep Scotland’s trains running
SCOTRAIL should be taken over by a public sector body which could symbolise the nation Scotland aims to become in the 21st century, according to a new report commissioned by the think tank Common Weal and published by the Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) trade union.