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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.

Underground workers to strike over jobs, pay and Night Tube

19 January 2016
Workers on London Underground were set to strike on Tuesday of next week for 24 hours.

Bosses admit Night Tube is delayed until 2016 but push ahead with stations attacks

20 October 2015
London Underground bosses announced last week that their plans for Night Tube will be delayed until next year, after a reorganisation of stations has finished.

Tube walkout called off—but threat of cuts remains

08 September 2015
The RMT union has suspended strikes set for this week on the London Underground. The union said bosses made new proposals at talks.

United walkouts halt Night Tube plans in their tracks

01 September 2015
The introduction of Night Tube on London Underground will not go ahead on 12 September as planned.

Unions suspend Tube walkout - but more action could thrash the Tories

25 August 2015
Unions have suspended London Tube strikes planned for Tuesday and Thursday of this week. The three unions—RMT, TSSA and Unite—said progress had been made in talks with bosses.

Tube staff can derail bosses' attacks

18 August 2015
Tube workers in London were set to strike on Tuesday and Thursday of next week against attacks on conditions, health and safety and jobs. 

Tensions are rising on the Underground

18 August 2015
Tube workers have fought back against the Tories’ agenda. The two 24-hour shutdowns in July and August showed the power unions have to resist.

Tube workers call fresh walkouts to take on bosses

11 August 2015
The RMT union has announced two further 24-hour Tube strikes for 25 and 27 August. The other three unions were yet to confirm if they’d join the walkouts as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Second solid Tube strike halts London

06 August 2015
Tube workers brought London to a halt today, Thursday, with a total shutdown of the network.

Tube strike can halt the greedy bosses’ attacks

04 August 2015
A strike by workers in all four Tube unions was set to bring London grinding to a halt on Thursday of this week.

Tube bosses threaten to dock pay for taking action

28 July 2015
London Underground bosses last week threatened to dock workers’ pay for taking part in industrial action.

Bus and Tube workers could unite for strikes

21 July 2015
All four Tube workers’ unions plan to strike for 24 hours on 5 August in a dispute over the introduction of Night Tube and pay. 

Reports round-up

21 July 2015
Second union votes for CalMac walkouts | Solidarity actions for Elbit arrestees | Terry Pullinger is elected in CWU | Aspire Housing workers strike to defend conditions | Manchester council targets homelessness camp | Barnsley ballot at Ardagh Glass

Union calls fresh strike in fight with Tube bosses

14 July 2015
The Aslef Tube drivers’ union has called a fresh 24-hour strike for 5 August. This follows a united walkout by the Aslef, RMT, TSSA and Unite unions on Wednesday night and Thursday of last week that completely shut down the undergound. 

Shutdown of London's Tube shows the power of united workers

09 July 2015
London Underground was completely shut last night and today, Thursday, as all four Tube unions staged a 24-hour strike. Not a train moved and not a station opened.

Furious protests as Osborne unleashes budget for the rich

09 July 2015
Reports from a budget day of strikes and demonstrations

Tube strike can beat the bosses

07 July 2015
The London Underground was set to be closed completely on Wednesday of this week, as all four Tube unions were preparing for a 24-hour walkout.

Tories face biggest Tube walkout in over a decade

30 June 2015
Tube workers in the RMT union have voted by 91 percent to strike over pay and the introduction of Night Tube. TSSA members voted to strike by three to one. Unite had not announced its results as Socialist Worker went to press.

First Tube union votes for strike on budget day

23 June 2015
Also: fight down the line at national rail over train staff job cuts

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