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Rail Against Privatisation

Details of marches and rallies


This is the final programme of RMT's two week long 14 cities national mobile demonstration and march from Glasgow to London to put the case for rail renationalisation during the general election campaign. 


Saturday, 16th April 2005 - Glasgow

12:30pm Assemble St Enoch’s Square - Rally at 1:00pm.   Speakers Bob Crow General Secretary; Bill Speirs General Secretary STUC; Tommy Sheridan MSP; Phil McGarry Regional Organiser RMT Scotland, Janice Godrich President PCS.  Move off approx 1:45pm – march finishes at Duke Street Railway Station

Sunday, 17th April 2005 - Edinburgh

11. 45 Am: Assemble Market Street and March through City to Brunswick Street.

2:30pm: Supporters meeting at CWU Club, Brunswick Street.   Speakers Bob Crow General Secretary and Colin Fox MSP (Convener of SSP).  

North East

Newcastle – Monday 18th April

12.15pm: Assemble for March through City at Haymarket Metro Station. 

1.00pm: Rally at Monument.

 6.30pm: Public meeting, Royal Station Hotel, Neville Street. Speakers – Mick Cash - RMT Senior Assistant General Secretary, Jim Cousins - Labour candidate

Newcastle Central, Kevin Rowan - Northern TUC Secretary, Dave Hopper - NUM.


Newcastle/Durham- Tuesday April 19

8.00am: Demonstration assembles and leafleting of Newcastle Central Station.

3.00pm: Demonstration assembles and leafleting in Durham city centre.

York’s & Humber  

York -Wednesday April 20

12.30pm: Demonstration assembles Clifford’s Tower for march through town to railway station.

5.30pm: Public meeting, Crescent Working Men’s Club, The Cresent.

Speakers include RMT General Secretary, Bob Crow.

Hull - Thursday April 21 

11.00am: Demonstration assembles at Hull station, also  leafleting of Jameson Street, King Edward Street, Queen Victoria Square, Princes Quay shopping centre, Whitefriargate and Old Town.

2.00pm: Join demonstration at junction of Mount Pleasant and Holderness Road for leafleting

Leeds -Friday April 22

12.00pm: Join demonstration for leafleting of Leeds station.

1.30pm: Join demonstration for Leafleting of Brigate Street area.

4.00pm: join demonstration Leafleting of Leeds station during the evening peak.


North West

Manchester -Saturday April 23

11.30am: Demonstration Assembles at All Saints Park for March to Mechanics Institute.

1.30pm – Public meeting Mechanics Institute. Speakers include Bob Crow - RMT

General Secretary, Alan Manning - North West TUC Regional Secretary,

Bob Wareing - Labour candidate Liverpool, West Derby.


Liverpool -Sunday April 24

11.30am: Demonstration assembles Pier Head for March to Hope Street.

1.30pm – Public Meeting at the Casa, Hope Street. All welcome. Speakers include Bob Crow - RMT General Secretary.


Derby -Monday April 25

12.00: Demonstration assembles for march from Blue Peter pub roundabout to Derby Station.

6pm: Public Meeting Spot Conference Centre, Sacheverel Street. All welcome.

Speakers include RMT Assistant General Secretary Pat Sikorski, Gill Whittaker, PCS, Dave Roberts President Derby Trades Council.


Nottingham -Tuesday April 26

10.30am: Demonstration assembles Nottingham Station for leafleting of city centre and Victoria shopping centre.

4pm: Demonstration assembles for leafleting of Nottingham Station during evening peak.

6.30pm: Public meeting Royal Naval Association Rooms, Arkwright Street.

Speakers include, Bob Crow - RMT General Secretary, Alan Simpson -

Labour candidate for Nottingham South, Roger McKenzie - Midlands TUC Regional Secretary.


Birmingham -Wednesday April 27

11.00am: Demonstration assembles junction of High Street Union Street and march to Chamberlain square for Rally at 1.00pm.

6.00pm: Public meeting. Birmingham & Midlands Institute, Margaret Street.

All welcome. Speakers include, Pat Sikorski - RMT Assistant General Secretary,

Lynne Jones - Labour candidate for Birmingham Selly Oak, Roger McKenzie – Midlands, TUC Regional Secretary, Doug Nicholls General Secretary of the Community & Youth Workers


London & South East

Milton Keynes – Thursday 28th April

11.00am: Demonstration assembles outside John Lewis for leafleting of city centre

4.00pm: Demonstration assembles Milton Keynes station

Northampton 29 April 14, 2005



London – Monday 30th April

12.00:  Assemble Whitehall Place March: SW1 for march through London

(Westminster and Embankment stations)

3.00: Camden Centre, Bidborough Street, WC1H 9BT

(Euston and Kings Cross stations)

Speakers Include

Tony Benn

Bob Crow, RMT General Secretary

John McDonnell, RMT Parliamentary convenor

Jeremy Corbyn

Billy Hayes, CWU General Secretary

Mark Serwotka, PCS General Secretary


April 2005

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