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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.

No hand sanitiser, no social distancing, no protection – workers speak out

25 March 2020
Tube workers in London are furious at being asked to risk their health by working in unsafe conditions as the coronavirus crisis grows.

Transport round up: No delays in campaign to build big Tube strike vote

10 March 2020
Workers on the London Underground are driving through a campaign to get a solid yes vote in their strike ballot.

Transport round up: South Western Railway strikes are coming down the line

03 March 2020
Bosses at the South Western Railway (SWR) are braced for another round of strikes as workers battle to protect their jobs and passenger safety.

Reports round up: UEL university cleaners fight for dignity at work

03 March 2020
UEL cleaners fight for dignity at work

Reports round-up: Anti-racism in Scotland, Addaction strike, RSCPA ballot and more

25 February 2020
Health workers in Wigan and Leigh were set to launch five days of strikes over pay on Thursday.

Transport round up: No service across the Bakerloo Tube line

25 February 2020
The Bakerloo line of the London Underground ground to a halt last weekend as workers staged a solid four-day walkout from Friday of last week.

Big vote for more strikes on South Western Railway

28 January 2020
Further strikes are planned on South Western Railway (SWR) after workers voted overwhelmingly for more action.

Scrap HS2 and take rail off the fat cats

27 January 2020
A new report laid bare the growing chaos behind the the HS2 project, just as Northern Rail hits the buffers

Reports round-up: Australia bushfire protest, opposition to Stratford development and more

14 January 2020

Fighting South West Rail bosses and anti-union laws

07 January 2020
Rail workers on South Western Railway ended a with a vow to battle Boris Johnson’s attacks on their right to strike

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