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Back Steve Hedley for RMT general secretary

08 February 2021
Socialist Worker supporters in the RMT union are backing Steve Hedley in the forthcoming general secretary election.

Unsafe universities + Chichester College + People Before Profit event + Rail safety + School jobs fight

18 January 2021
The UCU union has said it could strike if universities are fully reopened this academic year. It said teaching should remain online to stop the spread of coronavirus. 

NHS pay rise delayed + workers’ action round-up

05 January 2021
Health secretary Matt Hancock has outrageously announced that the promised pay rise for health workers has been “unfortunately delayed”.

Pay fight at Alstom sites + Glasgow guards + Doncaster bins victory + Driving examiners ballot + Heartless at Heartlands

08 December 2020
Over 20 strikers gathered outside the rail maintenance depot in Longsight, Manchester last Thursday evening.

Sheffield delivery workers strike +Optare+Glasgow train guards+Richie Venton settlement win+Alstom strike

01 December 2020
Delivery workers in the IWGB union in Sheffield struck on Wednesday of last week to demand a living wage and an end to unfair sackings. 

Scotrail+Justice for Ricky Reel+Delivery workers strike+Vote Paul Holmes+BT and Beis ballots

23 November 2020
Guards on Scotrail are preparing for their first day of strikes over abuse of disciplinary procedures.

New strikes called at We Are With You + Scotrail action+ Brighton University + Heartlands hospital

16 November 2020
Rehab charity workers at We Are With You—formerly Addaction—in Wigan and Leigh have announced another round of walkouts for equal pay.

Cash out—change at the top of the RMT union

09 November 2020
The RMT union’s annual general meeting (AGM) saw the resignation of the general secretary after a rebuff by delegates.

Fighting Serco on the Caledonian Sleeper and over Birmingham jobs

12 October 2020
Workers on the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train service staged a solid 48-hour strike from Sunday, to demand bosses take health and safety seriously.

Struggle on Serco’s Caledonian Sleeper + Heathrow strike vote + Bus drivers fight sign on scheme + Yodel pay

05 October 2020
Railway workers began their first 48-hour strike for safe working conditions on the Caledonian Sleeper last Sunday.

Fightback can ground major attacks at Heathrow airport

23 June 2020
Important disputes are on at Heathrow Airport Limited, Menzies, and Heathrow Express

Profit hungry firms want more money for failing transport system

18 June 2020
The coronavirus crisis has underlined the utter failure of a privatised transport system. But the Tories are still shovelling billions to profit-hungry firms rather than renationalising the system.

Action needed over rail safety threats

09 June 2020
Transport workers are gearing up for huge battles across the network, as the Tories try to fill buses and trains to reopen the economy.

Rail strike call over plan for ‘volunteers’

01 June 2020
The government has revealed an outrageous plan to use volunteers on the rail network, and unions have responded with a threat of strikes.

Transport services increase, alight here for intensive care

18 May 2020
The Tory drive to reopen the economy has forced droves of people into dangerous buses and trains.

Outsourcer Mitie uses crisis to take away Merseyrail pay award

21 April 2020
The RMT union has blasted Merseyrail station cleaning and facilities’ contractor Mitie for using the cover of the Covid-19 crisis to withdraw a pay award.

‘It feels like we’re sleepwalking into the slaughterhouse’ - bus drivers speak out

17 April 2020
Bus workers are speaking out about their 'fear and anger' as transport bosses move too slowly in protecting their safety. 

Trade unionists in north London demand protection for bus drivers

16 April 2020
Trade unionists gathered near Holloway bus garage in Islington, north London, on Thursday to demand protective clothing for all drivers.

RMT’s Steve Hedley suspended by the union

14 April 2020
Some union members are opposing the move

‘Business as usual’ is killing workers

07 April 2020
Ministers say that a “small minority of people” are putting our lives at risk. That’s true—they sit in the Tory cabinet, on the boards of corporations, and are at the top of society.

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