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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.

Rail workers protest and look to spread the fight against Southern rail bosses Govia

01 November 2016
Up to 200 rail workers from every region across Britain protested in Westminster on Tuesday in support of train guards on Southern rail.

Southern rail owners trouser millions in public money despite failed service

25 October 2016
the Tories’ favourite rail firm stands to pocket another £48 million despite its woeful Southern rail service.

Southern rail strike hits back at bosses

18 October 2016
RMT union members at Southern rail struck on Tuesday. It was the start of a further three days of action over safety and the role of guards.

'Southern rail - do your worst' say defiant striking train guards

11 October 2016
Train guards were defiant as they began a three-day strike on Tuesday against Southern rail bosses’ plans to introduce the dangerous Driver Only Operation (DOO).

Southern Rail privatisers threaten to sack all strikers

04 October 2016
Train guards on Southern Rail faced the sack unless they accepted a new role and agreed to bosses’ terms by Thursday this week.

Taking the East Coast picket line

04 October 2016
Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) workers walked out on strike on Monday.

Follow the North Sea deal with a war on bosses’ cuts

27 September 2016
Workers employed by contractor Wood Group on Shell North Sea offshore rigs have voted to settle their dispute.

With Scotrail licked, workers take on Southern bosses over role of train guards

27 September 2016
Abellio Scotrail conceded it would keep train guards last week in a blow to bosses’ plans to extend driver only operation (DOO)across the rail network.

Tube drivers close Hammersmith and City line

20 September 2016
Tube drivers on the Hammersmith & City and Circle London Underground lines struck for 24 hours last week, ending on Friday night.

Exclusive: union faces £1 million bill for fighting Southern Rail firm

09 September 2016
The Aslef train drivers’ union is facing a bill for almost £1 million for daring to fight the firm behind the Southern rail fiasco.

Train guards strike to protect safety on Southern rail

07 September 2016
Disabled passengers joined the picket line today, Wednesday, at London’s Victoria station in solidarity with RMT union train guards fighting to retain their role on Southern train services.

Reports round-up: Paralympic protesters launch week of action

07 September 2016
Disabled people are highlighting the impact of austerity alongside the Paralympic Games this week. Also: Old Firm clash hit by Glasgow workers’ action | Were steel unions missold PFF? | University workers vote on pay walkout | Ballot on pay freeze at Freightliner| Bectu members vote for merger with Prospect | CPS could charge over Kingsley death

Tories bail out Southern rail bosses to bash the union

07 September 2016
The Southern Railway gravy train was topped up with a £20 million bailout last week from Tory transport secretary Chris Grayling.

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