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Transport round-up

Issue No. 2446

Network Rail

A ballot of 17,000 RMT union members at Network Rail was set be announced as Socialist Worker went to press.

They are voting on whether to accept a four-year deal that includes a pay cut. There is also no commitment against compulsory redundancies past the end of 2015.

London Midland

RMT members on London Midland trains called off a strike on Monday of this week after “complete victory and vindication” of Steve Caldwell.

Steve was victimised after raising safety issues. 

He will now return to work, receive an apology from London Midland and compensation for any loss of earnings.

Abellio buses

Unite union members at five Abellio bus depots in London are set to ballot for strikes after bosses reneged on the second year of two-year pay deal.

Drivers at Battersea, Beddington, Hayes, Twickenham and Walworth depots voted by 528 to 12 for strikes in a recent consultative ballot.

Meanwhile at Metroline bosses are attempting to force through new contracts and at Tower Transit workers are resisting attacks on the union. Union reps are set to meet on Friday of this week.

First buses

Bus drivers at First in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster are balloting for strikes over pay. The workers rejected bosses’ offer of a pay freeze this year.


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Tue 24 Mar 2015, 16:15 GMT
Issue No. 2446
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