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TWO CONTRASTING PHOTOS THAT SAY IT ALL!!!
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In January 2010 the committee adopted the following aims and objectives, which will be put to the inaugural conference for consideration.

Aims:

The aim of the Campaign for Free Public Transport is to secure an expanded, land and water based public transport system that is fully integrated, accessible, reliable, publicly owned and ultimately free for all at the point of use.

Objectives:

1. To defend the free bus pass for the over 60s.
2. To extend free public transport to children, young people, the unemployed and those in receipt of income support.
3. To secure public ownership of the public transport system, its expansion, full integration and rational planning.
4. To defend and extend the availability and reliability of public transport.
5. To conduct rigorous research on the funding and organisation of public transport.
6. To disseminate the Aims of the Campaign and build public support for them.

Sponsorship:

We are inviting individuals and organisations to sponsor this conference (in a personal capacity if preferred). If you, or your organisation, would like to add your name as a sponsor of the conference (no financial commitment necessary), or if you would like to be kept informed of developments by email, please send an email to: manchester@freepublictransports.com or write to: Campaign for Free Public Transport, PO Box 31, Bridge 5 Mill, Manchester M4 7HR


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Meeting at its first national policy Conference in Manchester in June, Britain's largest trades union UNITE (which represents bus drivers as well as other workers) resolved to add its weight to the fight to defend the 60+ free bus pass currently provided to our senior citizens.

The union also resolved to campaign:

To extend free public transport to children, young people, the unemployed and those in receipt of income support.

To secure public ownership of the public transport system, its expansion, full integration and rational planning.

To defend and extend the availability and reliability of public transport.

To ensure a decent standard of living and working conditions for all those working in the passenger transport industries.

That the country's biggest trade union now support most of what we are saying is a major breakthrough for the Campaign! Other unions should now take this on board and put similar motions to their own branches and conferences.



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MANCHESTER PHOTOS

 Sale - 7 February 2009
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 Eccles - 7 March 2009
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 Rochdale - 18 April 2009
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 Stockport - 6 June 2009
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 Bolton - 8 August 2009
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 Oldham - 31 October 2009
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 Bury - 12 December 2009
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 Wigan - 16 January 2010
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