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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.

Northern Rail workers in Leeds strike over pay

05 January 2016
Pickets and protesters leafleted Leeds commuters on Monday of this week.

Caledonian Sleeper rail workers stage a safety strike

05 January 2016
RMT union members on the Caledonian Sleeper train service between London and Scotland struck for 48 hours just before Christmas last year.

Reports round-up

15 December 2015
Postal Workers Day | NSL traffic wardens walk out in Brighton | Arriva Trains Wales workers strike in Chester | Lambeth library workers to ballot over cuts | Yorkshire Nazis met with protest | Medway bus bosses get a Christmas gift | L&G insurance workers’ strike on the cards | Waiters tipped for ME Hotel protest

Pickets on Huddersfield buses refuse to be divided

01 December 2015
Some 190 bus drivers in the Unite union struck in Huddersfield on Monday of this week.

Transport workers lobby Scottish parliament over privatisation

24 November 2015
RMT union members and supporters were set to lobby the Scottish parliament on Wednesday of this week,

Industrial round-up

17 November 2015
GMB elects new general secretary | Water workers protest in Durham | Will bus stoppage get drivers a break? | Two-day rail strike called off in Wales | Leicester fire crews protest over cuts | London’s teachers demand housing

RMT union activists call for action to back rep Glen Hart

10 November 2015
RMT union members on London Underground have called on the union to step up the campaign to defend union activist Glen Hart.

Coordinated action can beat oil bosses’ attacks

03 November 2015
Industrial action on oil rigs came a step closer last week after Caterers Offshore Trade Association (Cota) bosses reneged on a pay deal.

Defend RMT union activist Glen Hart

03 November 2015
London Underground bosses could face a London-wide Tube strike by RMT union members if they proceed with disciplinary action against union activist Glen Hart.

DLR workers walk out

03 November 2015
Hundreds of workers on London’s Docklands Light Railway (DLR) walked out for 48 hours on Tuesday of this week.

Rail round-up

27 October 2015
Train manufacturer Hitachi is set to trouser £400,000 of public money a day even if its new trains aren’t used.

Anger could explode on North Sea oil rigs after workers vote for strikes

27 October 2015
The North Sea oil offshore industry could soon be hit by its first strike since the 1990s. 

Bosses admit Night Tube is delayed until 2016 but push ahead with stations attacks

20 October 2015
London Underground bosses announced last week that their plans for Night Tube will be delayed until next year, after a reorganisation of stations has finished.

New shift patterns force rig workers offshore for 26 days

20 October 2015
Claims by bosses that no offshore oil worker would spend longer than 21 days on a rig as a result of new shift patterns were exposed as a lie last week. 

News in brief

13 October 2015
DLR pay strike | Northern Rail walkout | fast food organising | Stansted scanner operators strike | climate conference

In the danger zone - the oil rig workers fighting to defend safety at sea

06 October 2015
North Sea oil bosses are driving through cuts that will put the lives of those on oil rigs at risk. Workers preparing to resist spoke to Raymie Kiernan about what is at stake

News in brief

22 September 2015
Two-day strike on London Tube | Police defend abuse inquiry | Finland defies cocktail of cuts

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