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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.

TSSA conference abandoned

02 June 2009
The recent TSSA rail workers’ union conference in Torquay was overshadowed by a debate about 17 branches having their delegate credentials removed by the union’s general secretary Gerry Doherty.

Network rail rejects action

17 March 2009
The result of the TSSA union’s ballot of its 7,000 members at Network Rail to defend the Railway Pension Scheme was disappointing.

Ticket office staff strike over holidays

03 March 2009
Over 130 ticket office staff at the c2c train operator in the RMT and TSSA rail unions struck on Monday of this week over holidays.

Eurostar workers vote for strikes

02 December 2008
Train managers in the RMT and TSSA transport unions at Eurostar have voted overwhelmingly to strike after the company imposed new rosters. This breaches an agreement that requires new shift patterns to be negotiated and approved by union reps.

Industrial action on Arriva trains

02 September 2008
The Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) said 27 of its members at Arriva Trains Wales would start a work-to-rule from Thursday of this week.

Network Rail strike set to go ahead

24 June 2008
Around 330 station staff in the RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions are set to strike for 24 hours from Thursday of this week over compulsory redundancies at Network Rail.

TSSA conference report

20 May 2008
The conference of the TSSA rail workers’ union last week debated the union’s relationship with Labour, and in particular Gordon Brown.

Strike threat wins concessions for Underground workers

08 April 2008
The RMT and TSSA unions on London Underground called off a three day strike planned from Sunday to Wednesday of this week after winning significant concessions on safety and staffing from management.

Strike called on London Underground

28 March 2008
The RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions have called three days of action on London Underground that will bring the tube system to a juddering halt. The strike over safety and staffing issues will begin at 6.30pm on Sunday 6 April and run to 6.30pm on Wednesday 9 April.

Bosses' hard line in London Underground talks

11 March 2008
London Underground management is taking a hard line in talks with the RMT and TSSA rail workers’ unions over a number of issues.

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