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Rail and bus workers call coordinated strikes over pay and conditions

31 October 2017
Transport workers in the North West of England were set to stage a 24 hour coordinated strike on Wednesday of next week.

Reject this unsafe and divisive Southern rail deal

24 October 2017
Train drivers’ union Aslef has recommended a deal to its members to end their long-running dispute with Southern rail.

Arriva drivers pull the brake on rotten pay offer

24 October 2017
Over 2,000 bus workers in north west England have struck for two days over pay. Unite and GMB union members at Arriva buses struck on Thursday last week and Monday this week.

Bus drivers’ walkouts can beat pay disparity

17 October 2017
Some 2,000 bus workers at Arriva North West were set to walk out over pay on Thursday.

United rail strike to keep trains safe

03 October 2017
Guards in the RMT union struck together on four rail networks on Tuesday. Also: Tube stoppage could shut down London | Bus walkouts in Manchester and south west | Train cleaners won’t be treated like dirt

Uber drivers speak out after firm appeals tribunal ruling

03 October 2017
Uber drivers in London spoke to Alistair Farrow about the reality of life working for the controversial firm

New cycle laws won’t make the roads safer

02 October 2017
You’d be forgiven for thinking that cyclists are irresponsible, reckless and potentially deadly if you believe the mainstream press and politicians.

Rail workers plan strikes across four networks to derail bosses' plans

26 September 2017
Rail workers across four networks plan to walk out to defend safety next Tuesday and Thursday.

Bus drivers rally for their rights outside London City Hall

14 September 2017
Around 100 London bus drivers and supporters rallied at City Hall this morning, Thursday, to present mayor Sadiq Khan with a ten point drivers’ bill of rights.

Three strikes show coordinated power on railways

04 September 2017
Workers on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail trains have struck in coordinated action against plans to remove guards from trains.

Coordinated action to keep guards on trains

22 August 2017
Rail union RMT announced a series of strikes in its ongoing campaign against the bosses’ push to extend driver only operation (DOO) and get rid of guards. This is a plan driven by the Tory government.

Every train still needs a guard—as the rail tycoons know full well

14 August 2017
With leaked emails, a trial by jury and an accident report, evidence against the Tories’ push for ‘driver-only operation’ is mounting, writes Raymie Kiernan

BA bosses under pressure as cabin crew dig in with another two-week strike

13 August 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew are digging in for the next two weeks in their ongoing strike—and underneath bosses' carefully maintained facade of normality their action is taking a toll.

Striking workers protest against bosses in London as pay fights hot up

03 August 2017
Chants of “low pay—no way” rang out in the City of London financial district today, Thursday, as workers from three disputes took to the streets.

Strike called at Arriva Traincare as Southern dispute rolls on

01 August 2017
Workers at train maintenance company Arriva Traincare were set to walk out on Friday 18 August over their bosses’ latest refusal to improve a pay offer.

Freedom Riders’ demo at cop's trial

01 August 2017
More than 30 Freedom Riders travelled to York on Monday to demonstrate outside a British Transport Police disciplinary hearing.

BA bosses bully strikers by giving their pay to those who don’t take action

25 July 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew last week extended their ongoing two-week strike to four weeks. This will bring the total they have walked out since resuming the dispute this month to 44 days.

United national action can derail Tory assault on train unions and safety

18 July 2017
Workers have announced fresh strikes that will shut down the Southern rail network.

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

John McDonnell vows support for BA strikers rallying outside parliament

12 July 2017
Striking cabin crew took their fight against poverty pay to parliament today, Wednesday.

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