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Solid picket lines on Northern rail strike

02 May 2017
Over 1,000 Northern rail train guards and drivers union struck last Friday.

Rail workers rally against cuts that threaten safety

02 May 2017
Hundreds of workers joined a protest outside Parliament in London, and strikes are coming.

As walkouts hit schools, BMW, colleges and the railways - strikes are an election issue

25 April 2017
Several groups of workers are refusing to put their struggles to one side in the run-up to the general election and are holding successful strikes.

Strike ballot hits the buffers as threshold thwarts RMT

25 April 2017
A vote for strikes by London Underground workers has been possibly the first to fall foul of new Tory ballot thresholds.

Rail strikes over safety aren't stopping

18 April 2017
More coordinated rail strikes to defend the role of the train guard have been announced by the RMT rail union.

Guards hit back with coordinated rail strike

11 April 2017
Coordinated rail strikes by around 2,000 workers on three networks has hit hard against bosses’ dangerous cost-cutting today, Saturday.

The fat cat controllers who stole the railways

04 April 2017
As the fight to stop bosses pushing the dangerous driver only operation throughout the rail network spreads, Raymie Kiernan lifts the lid on the private interests at work behind the scenes in the train industry

Rail workers at Southern, Northern and Merseyrail resist scrapping of guards

28 March 2017
Round up of rail disputes against driver only operation and fights on London Underground

Transport round up: Drivers should derail the shoddy deal on Southern

21 March 2017
Southern Rail train drivers will be balloted on a new deal agreed between their Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway.

Merseyrail guard faces jail even though bosses cleared him

14 March 2017
Dozens of RMT union reps with banners protested outside Liverpool Crown Court last week with family and friends of Martin Zee.

Rail strikers win solidarity in fight for safety

14 March 2017
Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled on Monday as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards.

Strike northbound as guards keep rolling

07 March 2017
The extension of driver only operation (DOO)—central to the strikes on Southern rail—is set to spread to Northern and Merseyrail next Monday.

After Southern drivers reject shoddy deal—unions should turn up the heat on Tories

16 February 2017
Southern Railway train drivers have rejected the deal cooked up over ten days of talks by the TUC union federation, rail bosses and their Aslef union officials by 54 percent to 46 percent.

Reports round up—Southern rail dispute, housing campaigns and abortion rights

14 February 2017
Why was there no second worker on these trains?: Copeland council strikers confront the fat cat mayor: Fight against eviction threatened by a charity: Now step up the pressure after another Tory attack: New challenges in the battle for abortion rights.

Southern Rail deal should be rejected

07 February 2017
Southern Rail are proposing a deal to end the long dispute with Aslef and RMT unions but the promises fall well short of what is needed.

Reports round up—Protests force Ineos bosses to frack off

07 February 2017
Workers at the posh Harrods department store celebrated another victory in the wake of their successful campaign to retain their tips.

End of the line for Southern rail firm Govia?

31 January 2017
Also: new Tube walkout

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.

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