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France - fury on the streets as strikers are united against President Macron

22 May 2018
A wave of revolt has swept France with unions, students and the left uniting, reports Charlie Kimber

As the East Coast line is renationalised - privatisation lies at the root of rail chaos

22 May 2018
The Tories are letting rail company fat cats off the hook while privatisation is causing transport misery for passengers.

‘Gestures won’t win,’ says French rail striker

24 April 2018
Strikes continue against Emmanuel Macron, but they need to urgently accelerate, says Charlie Kimber

Reports round-up: Anger grows over pay and cuts in Scotland

17 April 2018
Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon was under pressure to stump up more money for public sector workers as she addressed the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) on Monday.

Day of massive strikes planned in France

12 April 2018
The seven French trade union federations that called the massive day of public sector strikes and demonstrations on 22 March have called for another day of general action on 22 May.

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron

10 April 2018
The struggle of rail workers in France has inspired workers in other sections of the economy and students on university campuses. Charlie Kimber argues the fight can go much further

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes

06 April 2018
Workers in Britain have organised to stop a scabbing attempt by bosses during the French rail strikes. It’s an excellent show of solidarity with a crucial battle—and the best sort of European unity.

Rail strikes in France are sparking a broader workers’ revolt

30 March 2018
National rail strikes in France which began on Tuesday are becoming a focus for a broader revolt by workers.

French workers revolt to derail free market reform

26 March 2018
A wave of strikes by French rail workers beginning next Tuesday will signal the start of a crucial confrontation with president Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Transport workers at three firms to strike this week

25 March 2018
Action set for Northern, South Western Railway and the DLR.

Aberdeen bus strikes show mood to win on contracts

20 March 2018
Aberdeen bus drivers struck on Monday of this week and planned to strike on Wednesday and Friday over the imposition of new contracts

Eleven days of bus strikes set for First in Aberdeen

13 March 2018
Hundreds of bus drivers in Aberdeen look set to bring the city to a halt in a battle to defend their jobs.

Taxi drivers protest in Oxford to defend sacked GMB union rep

13 February 2018
Around 100 GMB union members joined a lively protest on Saturday calling for the reinstatement of Oxford taxi driver Mohammed Fadllalla.

Round-up - strikes at Balfour, Fujitsu, EDF, DLR, South Western and Tarmac

13 February 2018
Around 76 Balfour Beatty electricians on the Woolwich Crossrail station in south London site struck last week.

Tories’ train crash - rail privateers fail, but are handed more lines

06 February 2018
Rail privatisation was once more exposed as a scam this week. Billionaire Richard Branson quit the East Coast rail franchise—and left us to pick up the bill.

Strikers from three disputes unite in Manchester

26 January 2018
Strikers from First Bus, Mears and Fujitsu came together to support one another - and discuss how to won

Three Manchester disputes to link up for day of coordinated action over jobs and pay

23 January 2018
Strikers in Manchester from three long-running disputes are rallying together this week against penny pinching bosses.

Transport strike in Greece cancels flights and brings trains and buses to a standstill

15 January 2018
Thousands of transport workers in Greece struck on Monday of this week against the left wing Syriza government’s plans to bring in harsh new anti-union laws.

Rail strikes bring lines to a standstill in a battle to defend safe, accessible travel

12 January 2018
Train workers brought networks to a standstill this week as they resisted bosses’ plans to take guards off trains.

Drama in Manchester as protesters block buses during drivers’ strike

10 January 2018
There were dramatic scenes at First Manchester bus depot today as protesters stopped scab buses during a strike by drivers.

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