3,000 signed postcards opposing the privatisation of South Australia’s passenger trains and trams will be delivered to Premier Steven Marshall at Parliament House TODAY (Wednesday, 13 November, 2019).
Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) South Australia Branch Secretary Darren Phillips will seek to hand the postcards directly to the Premier on the steps of Parliament House at 1:15pm.
Mr Phillips said the response to the postcard campaign showed that South Australians care deeply about their public transport services.
“Steven Marshall must at least show South Australians some respect, and come out of his Parliament House office to accept to these postcards in person.”
Trains and Trams for the People
Mr Phillips said Mr Marshall has failed to listen to public opinion on issues such as privatisation.
“South Australia’s train and tram services belong to the people, not to Steven Marshall.
“The Marshall Liberal Government is continuing to ram these privatisations through, without seeking the approval of State Parliament, or even releasing a business case."
No Accountability, No Transparency
The tenders for the privatisation of the tram network close tomorrow. Meanwhile, the call Expressions of Interest documents for the train contract was released quietly at the end of October, and closes of the 26th of November.
“This has been a highly secretive process by an arrogant government, marked by a complete lack of accountability or transparency," Mr Phillips said.
“If the State Government truly believed the South Australian community was supportive of privatisation, they would be shouting it from the roof tops. Instead Steven Marshall is running scared.”