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Rail workers protest and look to spread the fight against Southern rail bosses Govia

01 November 2016
Up to 200 rail workers from every region across Britain protested in Westminster on Tuesday in support of train guards on Southern rail.

Southern rail owners trouser millions in public money despite failed service

25 October 2016
the Tories’ favourite rail firm stands to pocket another £48 million despite its woeful Southern rail service.

With Scotrail licked, workers take on Southern bosses over role of train guards

27 September 2016
Abellio Scotrail conceded it would keep train guards last week in a blow to bosses’ plans to extend driver only operation (DOO)across the rail network.

Exclusive: union faces £1 million bill for fighting Southern Rail firm

09 September 2016
The Aslef train drivers’ union is facing a bill for almost £1 million for daring to fight the firm behind the Southern rail fiasco.

Train guards strike to protect safety on Southern rail

07 September 2016
Disabled passengers joined the picket line today, Wednesday, at London’s Victoria station in solidarity with RMT union train guards fighting to retain their role on Southern train services.

Talks break down in Southern Rail dispute

16 August 2016
The RMT union suspended a strike by train guards on Southern Railway last Wednesday for talks “with no pre-conditions”.

How runaway train profits derail safety

09 August 2016
Private train firms are wreaking chaos on the railways and making passengers’ lives a misery. Now they want to ram through even more attacks—but a series of strikes to defend safety could stop them in their tracks, writes Raymie Kiernan

Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash workers' unions—say no to DOO

02 August 2016
Workers in Scotland, London and the south east of England are stepping up their strikes to resist bosses’ plans to undermine safety on the railways.

Guards at Scotrail strike to protect safety

26 July 2016
Train guards in Scotland struck for the twelfth time last Sunday in their dispute with bosses at Abellio Scotrail over driver only operation (DOO).

Rail bosses threaten safety with their lies

12 July 2016
Scotrail train guards struck again last Sunday in a dispute over the extension of driver only operation (DOO) on Scotland’s rail network, which is operated by Abellio.

Southern rail bosses put brakes on dispute

05 July 2016
The Tory government is allowing Southern Rail bosses to launch a new timetable with 350 less services a day.

Strike to guard safety on train lines

05 July 2016
Scotrail train guards walked out again last Sunday in their latest strike over bosses’ plans to extend driver only operation (DOO) on the network run by Abellio.

Bosses try to force through Driver Only Operations on trains

28 June 2016
The Aslef train drivers’ union has been forced to pay Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) bosses £250,000 in court costs and not to strike over driver only operation (DOO) on Southern and Gatwick Express.

Bus and train strikes scare the fat cat transport bosses

21 June 2016
Four strikes hit public transport around Britain this week as workers lose patience with management attempts to squeeze their pay and conditions - First bus drivers in Leeds and Weymouth and train guards on Southern and Scotrail

Why has the Southern railway gravy train hit the buffers?

21 June 2016
Thousands of services cancelled and many more delayed, but it’s green lights all the way for bosses’ perks. Raymie Kiernan sees the hand of the Tories behind moves to driver-only trains

Court ruling could derail Southern train strike

07 June 2016
A judge banned the Aslef train drivers’ union from going on strike last week.

Reports round-up

24 May 2016
Short reports from industrial disputes and campaigns including Rio cinema strike, Prestwich Arts College, Newcastle University, Post Office job cuts, Croydon Tramlink and Nottingham taxis

Solid strike by Southern railway train guards was two fingers to bosses' intimidation

18 May 2016
Hundreds of trains were cancelled as train guards struck on Wednesday. Bosses want them to bring in more money but the guards fear for passenger safety

Don’t do DOO, say Southern train guards

26 April 2016
Southern train guards walked out on Tuesday, causing massive disruption on the new Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) franchise covering London and the south east.

Reports round up

30 March 2016
Five million public sector workers and 1.5 million in the private sector face a cut in their take-home pay from next week.

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