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Posted on 18 May 2012 at 12:17 GMT

Public meetings against cuts in the rail industry

Rail unions and trades councils are holding public meetings and a day of action at the end of May opposing the government's proposed cuts to jobs and services in the rail industry.

There will be 13 joint meetings with trades councils held on Thursdays 24 and 31 May. The meetings will be addressed by speakers from the rail unions, trades councils and local MPs.

On Monday 28 May there will be a joint TUC/Rail union day of action with postcards distributed to passengers at key railway stations.

Meetings:

24 May

Birmingham 7.00pm - Unite Offices, Broad St, Birmingham, B15 1AY

Cumbernauld & Kilsyth 7.30pm - Link Community Centre, Room GP3 Cumbernauld

Hull 7.00pm - Unison Offices, 39 Alfred Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AG

Portsmouth 7.00pm - Portsmouth Railway Club, Selbourne Terrace, P01 5BL

Kent Trades Councils 6.30pm - The Falstaff Hotel, 8-10 St Dunstan's Street, Canterbury, CT2 8AF

31 May

Andover 7.30pm - Andover Guild Hall, High Street, Andover

Battersea & Wandworth 6.30pm - The Bread & Roses, 68 Clapham Street

Barnstaple 7.00pm - Castle Centre, Barnstaple, EX31 1DR

Blackburn 7.30pm - Blackburn Central Library, Town Hall Street, BB2 1AG

Bristol 7.00pm - Council House, College Green, Bristol

Cardiff 7.00pm - Unite Offices, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD

Liverpool 7.00pm - Unite Offices, Jack Jones House, 2 Churchill Way, Liverpool, L3 8EF

Southend 7.30pm - Southend Central Library, Victoria Avenue, SS2 6EX

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