No to EU liberalisation
42 minutes BetacamSP/DVCam/DVD 2008
This DVD explains RMT opposition to European Union rail privatisation. It shows that the EU project aims to enshrine neo-liberal economics as a constitutional goal, and give Brussels huge legal powers to ensure it is implemented, ignoring popular expressions of disapproval. It tells how rail workers in Britain witnessed what this means after their industry was privatised in 1996 along the lines of EU Directive 91/440. This directive and the various rail packages that have followed demand the splitting or rail operations from infrastructure and fragments rail networks to allow the development of private rail monopolies. These moves undermine rail safety and national collective bargaining. To further undermine union resistance to social dumping across the EU, the European Court of Justice has made a number of rulings outlawing previously legitimate industrial action. The film calls for EU wide opposition to neo-liberal directives that hand our public services to the private sector, and support for workers’ rights and national democracy.