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Reject this unsafe and divisive Southern rail deal

24 October 2017
Train drivers’ union Aslef has recommended a deal to its members to end their long-running dispute with Southern rail.

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close

19 September 2017
Also: Aslef tube drivers call strike | Scotrail CCTV monitors | GTR train cleaners | NHS march in Brighton | Birmingham Mail | Ferrari and Maserati cleaners | Ritzy cinema | Serco tug boats | Co-op drivers | DSEI arrests

United national action can derail Tory assault on train unions and safety

18 July 2017
Workers have announced fresh strikes that will shut down the Southern rail network.

Workers set to take action on rail networks

04 July 2017
A series of walkouts are set to begin on three rail networks across England this weekend

Bosses who plunged railways into chaos blame the unions that fought back

27 June 2017
As rail unions announced new strikes, a long-buried report by former Virgin Trains executive Chris Gibb blamed them for the mess at Southern rail.

Reports round-up: Lecturers in Manchester resist jobs cull

06 June 2017
Disputes at Manchester Metropolitan University, Argos, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, Birmingham bins, Bank of England and London Underground

Unions push for more action in face of obstinate rail bosses

23 May 2017
The state of the railways is a good reason to vote out the Tories on 8 June and back Jeremy Corbyn.

Solid picket lines on Northern rail strike

02 May 2017
Over 1,000 Northern rail train guards and drivers union struck last Friday.

Rail workers rally against cuts that threaten safety

02 May 2017
Hundreds of workers joined a protest outside Parliament in London, and strikes are coming.

Rail strikes over safety aren't stopping

18 April 2017
More coordinated rail strikes to defend the role of the train guard have been announced by the RMT rail union.

Guards hit back with coordinated rail strike

11 April 2017
Coordinated rail strikes by around 2,000 workers on three networks has hit hard against bosses’ dangerous cost-cutting today, Saturday.

The fat cat controllers who stole the railways

04 April 2017
As the fight to stop bosses pushing the dangerous driver only operation throughout the rail network spreads, Raymie Kiernan lifts the lid on the private interests at work behind the scenes in the train industry

Rail workers at Southern, Northern and Merseyrail resist scrapping of guards

28 March 2017
Round up of rail disputes against driver only operation and fights on London Underground

Aslef union leaders strike another rotten deal with Southern bosses

21 March 2017
Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern rail, have agreed a deal to be voted on by train drivers.

Transport round up: Drivers should derail the shoddy deal on Southern

21 March 2017
Southern Rail train drivers will be balloted on a new deal agreed between their Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway.

After Southern drivers reject shoddy deal—unions should turn up the heat on Tories

16 February 2017
Southern Railway train drivers have rejected the deal cooked up over ten days of talks by the TUC union federation, rail bosses and their Aslef union officials by 54 percent to 46 percent.

Southern Rail deal should be rejected

07 February 2017
Southern Rail are proposing a deal to end the long dispute with Aslef and RMT unions but the promises fall well short of what is needed.

Why did TUC snub Southern guards in talks with bosses?

24 January 2017
Striking train guards on Southern rail are furious that TUC-brokered talks between train drivers’ union Aslef and management, which resumed on Monday, do not include their RMT union.

Safety shame for Southern Railway

17 January 2017
A disabled woman was left stranded on a freezing train station platform for two hours by Southern railway, it emerged last week.

Transport shutdown shows the power of workers

10 January 2017
The power of the working class was clearly on display this week. Strikes by Southern Rail, London Underground and British Airways cabin crew workers showed their ability to bring the system to a standstill.

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