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Rail bosses get a wave of strikes for Christmas

Rail bosses get a wave of strikes for Christmas Workers on five rail networks have taken action in separate disputes,

Reports round-up: Get a move on over equal pay, Glasgow council

Reports round-up: Get a move on over equal pay, Glasgow council Also: Sellafield | Virgin trains | Kingsmill bakery | Quality Line buses | Kent buses | Medway Maritime Hospital | Picturehouse | Protest against Mariano Rajoy's visit | STUC takes on Scottish budget | Darlington Newsquest | Blacklisting

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close

Reports round up: Only women’s aid centre in South Yorkshire may close Also: Aslef tube drivers call strike | Scotrail CCTV monitors | GTR train cleaners | NHS march in Brighton | Birmingham Mail | Ferrari and Maserati cleaners | Ritzy cinema | Serco tug boats | Co-op drivers | DSEI arrests

The fat cat controllers who stole the railways

The fat cat controllers who stole the railways 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

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

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.

Reports round-up: Nazis have a wet weekend in Maidstone

10 January 2017
Also: Unions go nuclear in pensions fight | Post union must stand firm on pensions | Shutdown at Fujitsu Manchester | Picturehouse strikes again? | Racist Ukip isn’t welcome in Bolton | Councils face fury over latest cuts | Support the left in lecturers’ union | Protest called for trans prisoners | Socialist Worker appeal breaks target

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.

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.

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.

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”.

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

Reports round-up

10 May 2016
Lunchtime walkouts at HSE office | Unions slam council’s plan to ‘bribe’ Glasgow workers | TSSA union conference stands with Palestinians | Journalists defy clickbait and cuts | Drivers deliver unofficial action | Legal challenge to Scottish post ballot | Car workers take action as talks stall | Give us a break, say Thomas Cook crew | Don’t let Edinburgh College bosses sack lecturer

New dispute at Tube Lines

08 March 2016
RMT union members employed by London Underground have accepted bosses’ offer on the Night Tube operation by 84 percent. The vote follows the suspension of strikes in January after bosses made concessions.

Tube stations dispute called off--but workers didn’t get a say

09 February 2016
Also: Maintenance workers' action over safety could have a big impact

Stations strike can derail Tube bosses’ plan

02 February 2016
London Underground (LU) station staff in the RMT union were set to strike for 48 hours from 9pm this Saturday.

Strike threat wins concessions on Tube - but attacks on stations continue

26 January 2016
Tube unions Aslef, RMT, TSSA and Unite suspended a 24-hour walkout set to begin on Tuesday of this week after bosses made a new offer.

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