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Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers

Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers A report into the deaths of two rail workers in July 2019 has revealed wholly avoidable safety failures.

Bus manufacturing workers strike in major battle over wages

Bus manufacturing workers strike in major battle over wages Workers at a bus manufacturer near Leeds are fighting against bosses’ “false promises and outright lies” over pay. 

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

Treetop activists resist evictions as they fight to stop destructive HS2

Treetop activists resist evictions as they fight to stop destructive HS2 Treetop activists remain determined to halt the destruction of ancient woodlands along the route of the HS2 high speed railway.

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system  

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system   Under remote signing on, drivers would not report to a depot but would meet their bus and begin work at a location such as a bus stop

Reports round-up: Government cleaners win Covid-19 sick pay battle

14 July 2020
A campaign by the United Voices of the World (UVW) union has won at the Ministry of Justice, (MOJ) after bosses announced that its cleaners would receive full pay if self-isolating or ill.

Activists stage rebel trail to rail against HS2 ‘gravy train’

23 June 2020
Environmental ­campaigners began a “Rebel Trail” from Birmingham last weekend along the route of the planned HS2 high-speed railway. 

Profit hungry firms want more money for failing transport system

18 June 2020
The coronavirus crisis has underlined the utter failure of a privatised transport system. But the Tories are still shovelling billions to profit-hungry firms rather than renationalising the system.

Transport services increase, alight here for intensive care

18 May 2020
The Tory drive to reopen the economy has forced droves of people into dangerous buses and trains.

Bus drivers scared and angry over dangerous conditions

20 April 2020
Bus workers are speaking out about their “fear and anger” as transport bosses move too slowly to protect their safety

‘It feels like we’re sleepwalking into the slaughterhouse’ - bus drivers speak out

17 April 2020
Bus workers are speaking out about their 'fear and anger' as transport bosses move too slowly in protecting their safety. 

Trade unionists in north London demand protection for bus drivers

16 April 2020
Trade unionists gathered near Holloway bus garage in Islington, north London, on Thursday to demand protective clothing for all drivers.

‘It’s very scary to be a bus driver right now’ - workers speak out

08 April 2020
Eleven bus workers have now died after contracting Covid-19, with tens of thousands more transport workers terrified of the same fate.

‘Business as usual’ is killing workers

07 April 2020
Ministers say that a “small minority of people” are putting our lives at risk. That’s true—they sit in the Tory cabinet, on the boards of corporations, and are at the top of society.

Stop the deaths of London bus drivers

07 April 2020
At least eight London bus workers had died at the start of this week after being infected by Covid-19.

Bus drivers in London steer to strikes after overwhelming vote for action

11 February 2020
Bus workers in London have delivered an overwhelming vote to strike in a consultative ballot in a crucial fight over safety of workers and passengers.

Transport round up: 20,000 London bus workers vote on fight against fatigue

04 February 2020
Bus drivers in London are getting ready to vote for militant action over widespread worker fatigue.

Dial-a-strike: Transport for London workers fight for living wage

02 February 2020
Chants of “Shame” rang out against Transport for London (TfL) bosses at the headquarters in Southwark, south London, as hundreds of workers struck on Thursday.

Reports round-up—Two strikes at Heathrow and Rail Gourmet walkout

21 January 2020
Two strikes at Heathrow?

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