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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.

Govia Thameslink Rail workers hope strike won’t face cancellations

30 August 2016
Unions are opening a second front against the Tories’ favourite rail firm, Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). It runs the ailing Southern railway franchise as well as Thameslink, Great Northern and Gatwick Express.

Southern strikes are on the right track as bosses feel the heat

23 August 2016
Bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) face fresh strikes in their battle with rail workers’ unions to undermine safety and slash services.

Strike on North Sea oil rigs suspended for more talks

16 August 2016
A series of strikes by outsourced Wood Group workers on Shell North Sea offshore platforms, set to begin on Wednesday, were suspended by the Unite and RMT unions.

Talks break down in Southern Rail dispute

16 August 2016
The RMT union suspended a strike by train guards on Southern Railway last Wednesday for talks “with no pre-conditions”.

Virgin Trains East Coast faces action against cuts

16 August 2016
Some 2,000 RMT union members working on Virgin Trains East Coast were set to strike for 24 hours from 3am on Friday of this week.

Bosses in disarray after Southern Rail strike

09 August 2016
Train guards on Southern Rail have defied lies and slurs to launch a five-day walkout over safety concerns. Raymie Kiernan reports from the picket lines

Wood Group oil workers escalate action over pay on Shell North Sea platforms

09 August 2016
An oil workers’ strike in the North Sea shows how to beat the energy bosses, reports?Raymie Kiernan

How runaway train profits derail safety

09 August 2016
Private train firms are wreaking chaos on the railways and making passengers’ lives a misery. Now they want to ram through even more attacks—but a series of strikes to defend safety could stop them in their tracks, writes Raymie Kiernan

Reports round-up: ‘We are the gays and we don’t like May’ say Norwich Pride marchers

02 August 2016
LGBT+ marchers at Norwich Pride | Engineers ballot at Network Rail | VTEC rail workers could strike against cuts | Prudential ballot against outsourcing | Job losses at Lloyds bank | Shop fitters slam HMY Radford pay offer | Journalists resist restructuring at Trinity Mirror

Rail bosses' attack on safety is a plot to smash workers' unions—say no to DOO

02 August 2016
Workers in Scotland, London and the south east of England are stepping up their strikes to resist bosses’ plans to undermine safety on the railways.

Surface tension—the battle against the North Sea oil bosses

29 July 2016
Offshore oil workers have a tough life—and to keep up profits bosses are out to make it even tougher. But a new wave of strikes could put a stop to that. Raymie Kiernan spoke to trade unionists organising on the North Sea rigs

Guards at Scotrail strike to protect safety

26 July 2016
Train guards in Scotland struck for the twelfth time last Sunday in their dispute with bosses at Abellio Scotrail over driver only operation (DOO).

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