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Workers determined as rail strikes enter second week

Workers determined as rail   strikes enter second week “We’re not giving up” was the defiant message from train strikers entering their second week of walkouts on Monday.

Big Labour rallies show enthusiasm for Corbyn

Big Labour rallies show enthusiasm for Corbyn As the Labour Party announced on Monday it would slash rail fares in government, Jeremy Corbyn supporters celebrated big turnouts at his rallies.

Rail strike on track to paralyse network

Rail strike on track to paralyse network Hundreds of train guards began a huge programme of strikes against unsafe and unfair cost-cutting measures that jeopardise safety and their jobs.

The Troublemaker—Academy heads make vast fortunes for failing children

The Troublemaker—Academy heads make vast  fortunes for failing children Head teachers and academy trust leaders in the state sector are collecting “fat cat” pay packages with some pocketing nearly half a million pounds a year.

Questions to be answered after construction worker deaths

Questions to be answered after construction worker deaths Why are some workers at the Bond Street station Crossrail site dying?

Thomas Cook fat cats should pay up after collapse

Thomas Cook fat cats should pay up after collapse The collapse of travel firm Thomas Cook on Monday highlighted rip-off corporate culture.

‘Left’ government in Portugal uses troops to break indefinite strike by fuel tanker drivers

14 August 2019
The Portuguese government – which some hail as a model of left wing success – has sent soldiers to drive tankers to break an indefinite strike.

HS2—the high speed rail that’s a slow speed fail

02 August 2019
As Boris Johnson plans HS3 in the north, Sarah Bates says the Tories’ high speed rail projects are about one thing only—making money for the bosses

As the Tories talk air pollution - who’s really flying us to disaster?

29 July 2019
New ‘green’ plans from the Tories won’t tackle airline pollution. They are aimed at making ordinary people pay for climate change, writes Sarah Bates, yet it’s the rich that pollute the most

Great Western Railway cleaners walk out over changes to shifts

16 July 2019
Cleaners on the Hitachi/Great Western Railway contract staged a solid 48-hour strike

Questions raised about safety of rail system after two workers die on tracks

03 July 2019
Two rail workers died on Wednesday after being struck by a Great Western Railway train on tracks near Port Talbot in south Wales.

Overground strikes unite

02 April 2019
Two groups of workers were set to strike on the London Overground this week.

Five years of fighting for the freedom to ride

02 April 2019
Over 60 people joined a rally in Sheffield on Monday to celebrate five years of campaigning by the South Yorkshire Freedom Riders.

Brexit is not a key cause of the crisis in the car industry

19 March 2019
Bad news has been hitting the British car industry since the start of the year. In January Jaguar Land Rover announced 4,500 redundancies, mostly in Britain.

Honda job losses - the crisis in the car industry is about capitalism, not Brexit

19 February 2019
The threat to the jobs of 3,500 Honda workers in Swindon shows bosses’ contempt for workers.

Solid strike in Camden as traffic wardens fight NSL outsourcers over pay

05 February 2019
Strikers in Camden are “fully determined to fight and achieve what we deserve” in their pay battle against ­outsourcing giant NSL.

Will no-deal Brexit mean chaos on the Kent coast?

11 January 2019
Politicians, bosses and the press are panicking about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit. It’s driven by fears that leaving the European Union (EU) will hit firms’ profits.

Strike at Northern Rail as Tories give bung to train giant

08 January 2019
Guards working for Northern rail struck against the implementation of driver only operation (DOO) trains for the 43rd time on Saturday.

650 bus drivers join strike across north east England

08 January 2019
More than 600 bus drivers struck in County Durham, Teesside and North Yorkshire this week in a fight for better pay.

Protests across Britain as rail fares rise once more

02 January 2019
Campaigners, union members and rail passengers staged a national day of action against fare rises on Wednesday.

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