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Don’t do DOO, say Southern train guards

26 April 2016
Southern train guards walked out on Tuesday, causing massive disruption on the new Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) franchise covering London and the south east.

New dispute at Tube Lines

08 March 2016
RMT union members employed by London Underground have accepted bosses’ offer on the Night Tube operation by 84 percent. The vote follows the suspension of strikes in January after bosses made concessions.

RMT union puts the brake on maintenance walkouts on the Tube

16 February 2016
Two walkouts by workers who maintain the tracks for London Underground (LU) were suspended by the RMT union last week.

Strike threat wins concessions on Tube - but attacks on stations continue

26 January 2016
Tube unions Aslef, RMT, TSSA and Unite suspended a 24-hour walkout set to begin on Tuesday of this week after bosses made a new offer.

London Tube unions announce new strikes

12 January 2016
Tube unions have called fresh walkouts on London Underground in their long-running dispute over Night Tube and pay.

News in brief

05 January 2016
Sexual health services cut | Anti-choice group launched | Bankers let off the hook | Rail fares rip off workers | Fat cats make workers' yearly pay

South West London bus drivers take action over toilets

05 January 2016
Bus drivers in south west London have reacted strongly against Wandsworth Council’s refusal to provide toilet facilities at the end of the Roehampton routes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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