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Fresh strikes on South Western to derail plan to scrap guards

Fresh strikes on South Western to derail plan to scrap guards The RMT union has announced a fresh round of strikes on the South Western Railway (SWR) as part of a long-running dispute over driver only operation (DOO).

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses

Not in service—years of cuts behind the crisis on the buses The Tories have slashed funding for bus services by nearly £200 million since 2010—leaving local bus services struggling. For some bus users the impact is devastating, says Sarah Bates

Tube battle set for when Trump comes to Britain

Tube battle set for when Trump comes to Britain Tube drivers on the Piccadilly Line are set to stage a 52-hour strike over “working conditions and staffing levels”.

Hypocrites vote for the expansion of Heathrow

Hypocrites vote for the expansion of Heathrow Activists and residents have vowed to fight on against the catastrophic runway plans, writes Sarah Bates

Reports round-up: No welcome for the Ineos fracking plan in Derbyshire

Reports round-up: No welcome for the Ineos fracking plan in Derbyshire Over 100 anti-fracking campaigners from North Derbyshire and beyond gathered outside Chesterfield Assembly Rooms last week.

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion

Oppose the Tories’ poisonous plan for Heathrow expansion As the government has given the go ahead for a third runway at Heathrow airport, Sarah Bates examines the dangerous environmental and social cost

Transport workers at Luton airport strike, other strikes postponed

29 May 2018
Workers employed by Clece Care Services, which provides transport assistance at Luton airport to passengers with reduced mobility, struck on Monday and Tuesday.

Uber agrees to sick pay - but on its own terms

29 May 2018
Taxi firm Uber has announced it will introduce sick pay and maternity pay for its drivers.

France - fury on the streets as strikers are united against President Macron

22 May 2018
A wave of revolt has swept France with unions, students and the left uniting, reports Charlie Kimber

As the East Coast line is renationalised - privatisation lies at the root of rail chaos

22 May 2018
The Tories are letting rail company fat cats off the hook while privatisation is causing transport misery for passengers.

‘Gestures won’t win,’ says French rail striker

24 April 2018
Strikes continue against Emmanuel Macron, but they need to urgently accelerate, says Charlie Kimber

Reports round-up: Anger grows over pay and cuts in Scotland

17 April 2018
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was under pressure to stump up more money for public sector workers as she addressed the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) on Monday.

Day of massive strikes planned in France

12 April 2018
The seven French trade union federations that called the massive day of public sector strikes and demonstrations on 22 March have called for another day of general action on 22 May.

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron

10 April 2018
The struggle of rail workers in France has inspired workers in other sections of the economy and students on university campuses. Charlie Kimber argues the fight can go much further

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes

06 April 2018
Workers in Britain have organised to stop a scabbing attempt by bosses during the French rail strikes. It’s an excellent show of solidarity with a crucial battle—and the best sort of European unity.

Rail strikes in France are sparking a broader workers’ revolt

30 March 2018
National rail strikes in France which began on Tuesday are becoming a focus for a broader revolt by workers.

French workers revolt to derail free market reform

26 March 2018
A wave of strikes by French rail workers beginning next Tuesday will signal the start of a crucial confrontation with president Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Transport workers at three firms to strike this week

25 March 2018
Action set for Northern, South Western Railway and the DLR.

Aberdeen bus strikes show mood to win on contracts

20 March 2018
Aberdeen bus drivers struck on Monday of this week and planned to strike on Wednesday and Friday over the imposition of new contracts

Eleven days of bus strikes set for First in Aberdeen

13 March 2018
Hundreds of bus drivers in Aberdeen look set to bring the city to a halt in a battle to defend their jobs.

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