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Rail strikes over safety aren't stopping

Rail strikes over safety arent stopping 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

Guards hit back with coordinated rail strike 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

The fat cat controllers who stole the railways 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

Rail workers at Southern, Northern and Merseyrail resist scrapping of guards Round up of rail disputes against driver only operation and fights on London Underground

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

Transport round up: Drivers should derail the shoddy deal on Southern Southern Rail train drivers will be balloted on a new deal agreed between their Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway.

Merseyrail guard faces jail even though bosses cleared him

Merseyrail guard faces jail even though bosses cleared him Dozens of RMT union reps with banners protested outside Liverpool Crown Court last week with family and friends of Martin Zee.

Rail strikers win solidarity in fight for safety

14 March 2017
Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled on Monday as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards.

Strike northbound as guards keep rolling

07 March 2017
The extension of driver only operation (DOO)—central to the strikes on Southern rail—is set to spread to Northern and Merseyrail next Monday.

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.

Reports round up—Southern rail dispute, housing campaigns and abortion rights

14 February 2017
Why was there no second worker on these trains?: Copeland council strikers confront the fat cat mayor: Fight against eviction threatened by a charity: Now step up the pressure after another Tory attack: New challenges in the battle for abortion rights.

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.

Reports round up—Protests force Ineos bosses to frack off

07 February 2017
Workers at the posh Harrods department store celebrated another victory in the wake of their successful campaign to retain their tips.

End of the line for Southern rail firm Govia?

31 January 2017
Also: new Tube walkout

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.

Letters: My story shows why all of us should back Southern strike

17 January 2017
What happened to me illustrates perfectly one of the issues at the heart of the dispute with Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR)—Southern’s owner—and the Aslef and RMT unions.

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.

Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed

10 January 2017
A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes

London Tube workers strike as bosses threaten safety

09 January 2017
Many London roads were gridlocked on Monday as a Tube station workers’ strike over staffing and safety hit hard. It closed dozens of stations, mostly in central London, and led to severe disruption on virtually every line.

Support the strikers taking on 'Southern Fail' and London Underground

03 January 2017
the Tories are ignoring the woeful service of their favourite rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But Southern rail workers are continuing their fight into the New Year.

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