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After unions suspend walkouts - strikes have the power to stop Tube cuts

11 February 2014
The RMT and TSSA unions suspended a strike on London Underground on Tuesday of this week as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Solid strike on London Underground brings city to a halt

05 February 2014
Central London transport ground to a halt as workers on London Underground struck for 48 hours from Tuesday evening of this week.

Second union joins strike on London Underground

28 January 2014
Workers in the TSSA tube workers’ union have voted by 59 percent to join with the RMT union for two 48-hour strikes.

Tube workers set for two 48 hour strikes

14 January 2014
Tube workers on London Underground (LU) are set for two 48-hour strikes following a 77 percent vote to strike over jobs, services and safety.

Network Rail jobs assault

01 October 2013
Network Rail last week announced plans to cut payroll cost for all management grades by 15 percent.

Reports round-up

25 September 2012
Protest to save transport museum Around 20 workers and TSSA union activists gathered outside the London Transport Museum on Wednesday of last week, protesting against plans to cut the museum’s grant by 25 percent.

Network Rail equal pay strike is called-off

23 August 2011
The TSSA transport union called off planned strikes at Network Rail this bank holiday weekend after the firm agreed to discuss an equal pay audit among managerial staff.

TSSA and RMT could form a stronger union

26 July 2011
The two biggest rail unions in Britain—the RMT and TSSA—last week announced that they would be taking part in formal talks that could lead to a merger.

Strike at rail firm Amey over pay

28 June 2011
TSSA rail union members at the company Amey are set to strike from Friday of this week through to Monday in a dispute over pay.

TSSA rail workers' conference decides unity is vital

24 May 2011
The TSSA rail workers’ union conference finished just before the McNulty Report on the railways was published last week.

Tube workers push for escalation

07 December 2010
Activists in the RMT and TSSA unions are continuing to push for an escalation of strikes on London Underground.

Tube workers fight job cuts

16 November 2010
Tube workers in the RMT and TSSA unions are continuing their fight against London Underground management’s plans to slash 1,600 jobs.

Step up the action to beat job cuts on London Underground

26 October 2010
Members of the RMT and TSSA unions on London Underground are preparing to strike for 24 hours from 7pm on Tuesday of next week.

London Underground strike ballot over jobs continues

27 July 2010
The ballot of thousands of RMT and TSSA union members on London Underground against major job cuts is continuing.

TSSA conference

01 June 2010
The atmosphere at the conference of the rail workers’ TSSA conference last week was very good. Delegates regularly overturned the executive.

Talks between unions and Network Rail continue

13 April 2010
Talks between the RMT transport union and Network Rail resumed this week at the Acas conciliation service. This comes after the RMT, along with the TSSA union, called off four days of strikes at the company after a court ruling against a strike ballot.

High court tramples on signallers' democratic vote

01 April 2010
The High Court has granted Network Rail an injunction against next week’s planned strike by signalling workers in the RMT transport union. The four-day strike by thousands of maintenance workers in the RMT and TSSA unions against the slashing of 1,500 safety-critical jobs from Tuesday is still to go ahead, as far as union activists are aware.

Rail strikes approaching over safety and jobs

23 March 2010
Members of the RMT and TSSA transport unions at Network Rail are on track for a major confrontation with their bosses over plans to cut 1,500 safety-critical jobs.

Network Rail workers vote for strikes

11 March 2010
Network Rail maintenance workers have voted overwhelmingly in favour of striking against bosses’ plans to cut 1,500 safety-critical jobs. The RMT union members voted by 77 percent to strike over the cuts and by 89 percent for action short of a strike in a 65 percent turn-out. The TSSA union is also balloting its members for action at the company.

How to create one million green jobs

13 October 2009
The Campaign Against Climate Change trade union group has produced a pamphlet to show how the government could create one million green jobs. It is backed by major trade unions, including the RMT, CWU, PCS, TSSA and UCU.

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