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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.

As Tories call for crackdown, solidarity with the rail strikes

19 December 2016
"Don't they know it's Christmas?" seems to be the level of the media's debate over the group of strikes set to take place during the holiday period.

RMT members say, ‘this station is non-operational’ as dispute gets serious

13 December 2016
RMT union general secretary Mick Cash has slammed London Underground management for allowing London’s tube stations to descend into chaos as a result of job cuts.

Solid Southern train drivers' strike shuts down routes into London

13 December 2016
A powerful train drivers’ strike shut the Southern rail network on Tuesday as the Aslef union members began a two-day walkout. They planned another 24-hour strike this Friday.

Southern rail bosses lose court bid to ban strikes—now workers must turn up the heat

08 December 2016
A High Court judge threw out a request from Southern rail owners Govia Thameslink Railway to ban train drivers’ industrial action today, Thursday.

Tube workers in dispute as bosses’ cuts take their toll

06 December 2016
Tube drivers’ strikes on London Underground’s Piccadilly and Hammersmith & City lines, set for Tuesday, were suspended by the workers’ RMT union.

Guards' strike and drivers' action hit Southern rail but bosses run to the courts

06 December 2016
Southern rail was hit by a three-day train guards’ strike and a drivers’ overtime ban from Tuesday of this week.

Drivers vote for walkouts as Southern rail's crisis grows

29 November 2016
Train drivers on Southern rail have voted by 87 percent to strike. Their first walkout is planned for 13 and 14 December.

Guards strike for safer trains on Southern

22 November 2016
Also: SNP urged to nationalise Scotrail after one train cuts off Edinburgh

Strike votes on the Tube as workers reel from staff cuts

22 November 2016
Four in every five London Underground station staff members feel less safe at work as a result of cuts imposed by bosses on the capital’s Tube stations.

‘I don’t know’ about Southern Rail says top transport official

15 November 2016
As guards on Southern trains prepared for a 48-hour walkout over driver only operated (DOO) trains from next Tuesday, MPs questioned government officials over their role.

Strikes over pay in York, Hackney and Manchester

08 November 2016
Also: Offshore workers reject bosses’ sham pay offer

Reports round-up: immigrant cleaners take on John Lewis

08 November 2016
Also: Nazis suffer humiliated in Telford and Darlington | UAF trip learns lessons from the Holocaust |Aberdeen UCU members balloting | Aberdeen Seatruck ferries slammed over pay | Don’t close Crown Post Office in St Leonard’s

Striking Southern Rail guards want to step up the action as bosses' bullying continues

04 November 2016
A fresh 48-hour strike by Southern train guards that began today, Friday, saw strikers furious at bullying and victimisation of trade unionists from bosses.

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