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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.

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

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

Workers on Shell North Sea rigs are 'sick fed up'—now they want to strike

14 June 2016
North Sea oil workers on Shell platforms are balloting for strikes. They are employed by oil services giant Wood Group, which is slashing jobs and conditions.

Court ruling could derail Southern train strike

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

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

Wave of fury offshore as work stops on rigs

26 April 2016
Anger has spread among workers employed by Wood Group which is contracted to provide workers for energy giant Shell in the North Sea.

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.

Reports round-up

22 March 2016
Social work students hold campaigning conference | Final curtain for Opera pay dispute | Holiday hold-up for hot cross buns | Electric action at Network Rail | Heathrow Tube strike takes off | Buses set to stop around Manchester | Coop lorry drivers win talks at Acas | London left rallies against bosses’ EU

Industrial round up

15 March 2016
Blacklist protest |Picadilly line |Strike at the Opera |Nazis not welcome in South Wales |TUC women back junior doctors

New dispute at Tube Lines

08 March 2016
RMT union members employed by London Underground have accepted bosses’ offer on the Night Tube operation by 84 percent. The vote follows the suspension of strikes in January after bosses made concessions.

Industrial round-up

01 March 2016
Mushin Ahmed’s killers found guilty | Stormy weather ahead for Met Office bosses | Firefighters turn the heat up on bosses | Co-op truck drivers balloted for strikes | GMB union sounds the alarm in Sussex | Reinstate RMT union rep Glen Hart

RMT union puts the brake on maintenance walkouts on the Tube

16 February 2016
Two walkouts by workers who maintain the tracks for London Underground (LU) were suspended by the RMT union last week.

Masked workers protest in oil city Aberdeen for safety offshore

09 February 2016
Rank and file offshore workers staged a day of protest in Aberdeen today, Tuesday, over job losses and bosses’ attacks on workers’ terms and conditions

Tube stations dispute called off--but workers didn’t get a say

09 February 2016
Also: Maintenance workers' action over safety could have a big impact

Stations strike can derail Tube bosses’ plan

02 February 2016
London Underground (LU) station staff in the RMT union were set to strike for 48 hours from 9pm this Saturday.

Strike threat wins concessions on Tube - but attacks on stations continue

26 January 2016
Tube unions Aslef, RMT, TSSA and Unite suspended a 24-hour walkout set to begin on Tuesday of this week after bosses made a new offer.

Underground workers to strike over jobs, pay and Night Tube

19 January 2016
Workers on London Underground were set to strike on Tuesday of next week for 24 hours.

London Tube unions announce new strikes

12 January 2016
Tube unions have called fresh walkouts on London Underground in their long-running dispute over Night Tube and pay.

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