We need more rail workers and trains not less. Kiwirails' plan to fire 220 workers and sell off Dunedin's Hillside rail workshops must be fought.

The job cuts will save $14 million, a tiny fraction of the $1.8 billion spent bailing out failed finance company South Canterbury Finance.

The company could save $820,000 by sacking its overpaid CEO Jim Quinn not the workers who are repairing the tracks around the country.

At least $500 million of public money was spent propping up the Rugby World Cup. Now when its the country's rail network, not a cent can be found.

Supporters of a publicly owned, rail network should get out on the streets on Saturday 14 July as part of the national day of action against asset sales and corporatisation.



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