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Northern Rail workers in Leeds strike over pay

05 January 2016
Pickets and protesters leafleted Leeds commuters on Monday of this week.

Caledonian Sleeper rail workers stage a safety strike

05 January 2016
RMT union members on the Caledonian Sleeper train service between London and Scotland struck for 48 hours just before Christmas last year.

Mass pickets as Arriva bus drivers walk out

08 December 2015
Bus drivers working for Arriva in Medway, Kent, struck on Friday of last week and Monday of this week.

Drive home the advantage in pay fight at Tesco hubs

01 December 2015
Over 700 Tesco lorry drivers and warehouse workers at distribution hubs in Doncaster and Belfast are being balloted to strike over a “pitiful” pay offer.

Pickets on Huddersfield buses refuse to be divided

01 December 2015
Some 190 bus drivers in the Unite union struck in Huddersfield on Monday of this week.

RMT union activists call for action to back rep Glen Hart

10 November 2015
RMT union members on London Underground have called on the union to step up the campaign to defend union activist Glen Hart.

British Airways bosses launch new attack on pay

27 October 2015
British Airways (BA) cabin crew in the Unite union have voted by 95 percent to ballot for strikes against attacks on pay, terms and conditions. The turnout was 86 percent.

Rail round-up

27 October 2015
Train manufacturer Hitachi is set to trouser £400,000 of public money a day even if its new trains aren’t used.

Freedom Riders fight to stop new fare attacks

13 October 2015
Up to 20 Freedom Riders lobbied the South Yorkshire Transport Committee in Barnsley on Monday, demanding no further cuts to concessionary travel in 2016/17.

Cardiff bus workers say, ‘No more lies, give us a rise’

08 September 2015
Bus workers in Cardiff struck against low pay on Wednesday and Saturday of last week.

First Great Western workers strike for train safety in Wales and the South West

01 September 2015
Workers at First Great Western (FGW) rail struck for 72 hours over the bank holiday weekend. 

United walkouts halt Night Tube plans in their tracks

01 September 2015
The introduction of Night Tube on London Underground will not go ahead on 12 September as planned.

Tensions are rising on the Underground

18 August 2015
Tube workers have fought back against the Tories’ agenda. The two 24-hour shutdowns in July and August showed the power unions have to resist.

Tube staff can derail bosses' attacks

18 August 2015
Tube workers in London were set to strike on Tuesday and Thursday of next week against attacks on conditions, health and safety and jobs. 

More action down the line on First Great Western

11 August 2015
First Great Western (FGW) rail workers in the RMT union are set to launch another wave of industrial action from next weekend.

Bus and Tube workers could unite for strikes

21 July 2015
All four Tube workers’ unions plan to strike for 24 hours on 5 August in a dispute over the introduction of Night Tube and pay. 

Shutdown of London's Tube shows the power of united workers

09 July 2015
London Underground was completely shut last night and today, Thursday, as all four Tube unions staged a 24-hour strike. Not a train moved and not a station opened.

Rail workers at First Great Western, Southern Railways and Northern Rail on track to strike

07 July 2015
Some 2,000 First Great Western workers were set to walk out for 48 hours on Wednesday of this week. Over 200 engineers working for Southern Rail are set to strike for five days this Sunday. And at Northern Rail, station staff and guards have voted by 80 percent to strike over the threat to jobs, safety and the creation of a two-tier workforce.

Scotland's CalMac ferry workers set to strike

23 June 2015
Workers at the Scottish state-owned ferry operator CalMac were set to begin industrial action on Wednesday of this week.

First Tube union votes for strike on budget day

23 June 2015
Also: fight down the line at national rail over train staff job cuts

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