Action for Rail to hold fringe at Labour Conference: Can Labour deliver radical rail reform?

The joint union, TUC-led Action for Rail campaign will hold a fringe at the Labour Party Conference on Sunday 21 September, to pose the question, ‘Can Labour deliver radical rail reform?’

The fringe will provide delegates with an opportunity to discuss and debate the failures of rail privatisation and current government policy, as well as the goals of the Action for Rail campaign and routes to public ownership; it will also be a chance to explore the possibilities of Labour delivering radical reform of our railways.

Speaking at the fringe will be:

  • Mary Creagh MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport
  • Mick Cash, Acting General Secretary of RMT
  • Andi Fox, Executive Member of TSSA
  • Neal Lawson, Chair of Compass
  • Mick Whelan, General Secretary of ASLEF
  • Chair: Paul Nowak, Assistant General Secretary, TUC

Refreshments will be provided and the fringe is free to attend, attendees will not need a Labour Conference pass.

Date: Sunday 21 September, 2014

Time: 12.30 – 14.00

Venue: The Hall, Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester. M1 6DD

The fringe will be conducted in a ‘Question Time’ format, with a series of questions put to a panel of speakers, and with an opportunity for participants to ask questions from the floor.