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.