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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

Reject the Tube bosses' 'crap' in London Underground ballot

16 June 2015
Also: Strikes at Merseyrail, Bus bosses back off from attacks

Reject National Rail offer

09 June 2015
The RMT union has announced it will recommend its members accept a new offer from Network Rail bosses. It begins a national ballot this week.

Reject the deal at Network Rail

02 June 2015
The RMT union suspended a planned strike at Network Rail after bosses made a new offer. 

DLR cleaners walk out for better pay

02 June 2015
Cleaners working for facilities firm Interserve on Docklands Light Railway (DLR) began a 48-hour strike on Wednesday of last week over pay and working conditions. Also: Tube workers fight rosters, strike on TransPennine Express

National action back on at Network Rail

28 May 2015
RMT union members at Network Rail are preparing for a rolling programme of industrial action to begin next week after rejecting bosses’ latest offer on pay and job security. 

New dispute signalled on London Underground

26 May 2015
Tube workers’ unions have declared an official dispute with London Underground.

Network Rail strikes could win more than bosses' offer

26 May 2015
The RMT and TSSA unions suspended industrial action set for Monday and Tuesday of this week at Network Rail after bosses made a new offer. 

Support the rail workers' national strike

19 May 2015
Up to 25,000 workers at Network Rail were set to strike across Britain next week in the first national rail strike for 20 years, writes Raymie Kiernan

Tube power deal betrays strength of workers’ action

15 July 2014
London Underground (LU) power control room operators (PCROs) have narrowly voted to accept a deal and end their two-week strike.

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