Opposition to East London Line privatisation is growing in Hackney. But Jennette Arnold (our GLA member) says that it’s not really privatisation and RMT is scaremongering! In fact, all the rail unions oppose this privatisation, as did TUC Congress - unanimously.
Jennette Arnold’s arguments insult our intelligence. A private Train Operating Company will put profits first, attacking safety, service standards and workers’ rights. Rail privatisation has brought disasters, overcrowded trains and soaring fares. Labour Party policy is to renationalise the railways. It’s another reason to support John McDonnell, so Labour has a leader who will carry out its policies!