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Transport round-up - strikes called to defend workers

31 March 2015
Edinburgh Waverley | First Great Western | Network Rail | London transport

News in brief

24 March 2015
Short news stories from the past week including MPs on the impact of benefit sanctions, the privatisation racket on the railways continues, public inquiry report on tainted blood scandal and IPCC to release report on Mark Duggan death

London transport workers round-up

10 March 2015
RMT union urges 17,000 staff at Network Rail to reject deal | Meetings build pay campaign on London buses | Tube workers discuss "pitiful" offer | Strikers defend diabetic driver

Reports round-up

03 March 2015
Short news stories on pay strikes by Met office workers, campaigning against blacklisting on Crossrail, Freedom Riders protest, day school on workers' resistance in China and solidarity campaigns with Palestine.

More strikes can beat London bus bosses

17 February 2015
The Unite union suspended two 24-hour London bus strikes last week amid claims of foul play by public regulator Transport for London (TfL).

London bus drivers gear up for more pay strikes

10 February 2015
London bus drivers were set to strike again in their battle for equal pay with the capital’s 18 bus operators and Transport for London (TfL) on Friday of this week and Monday of next week.

Workers of the world united - immigrant voices from London's bus strike

10 February 2015
Migrant workers from many countries took part in London’s bus strike last week. Strikers told Raymie Kiernan about why they came to Britain, what their lives are really like—and how they fight to defend their rights at work and drive up pay for everyone

Escalating strikes for equal pay on buses set to drive bosses up the wall

03 February 2015
Over 20,000 London bus drivers were set to strike on Thursday of this week in their campaign to win equal pay across the capital’s 18 bus operators.

South Yorkshire Freedom Ride protesters say - it's time to sweep away austerity

03 February 2015
Around 40 South Yorkshire Freedom Riders protested in Barnsley on Monday of this week.

London bus drivers announce new strike dates

29 January 2015
The Unite union has announced a series of 24-hour walkouts on London buses starting on Thursday of next week, 5 February, by over 20,000 bus drivers. This will be followed by strikes on 13 and 16 February.

London bus drivers are up for a fight against transport bosses

27 January 2015
The Unite union’s campaign for equal pay for drivers across London’s 18 bus companies is expected to take a step forward.

Bus worker speaks out—all the controllers say is, 'Why are you late?'

20 January 2015
Mostafa, a bus driver, spoke to Raymie Kiernan about the pressures of work

London bus strike hits back at the bosses

13 January 2015
Defiant picket lines during London’s bus walkout showed that workers have the power and confidence to win their pay dispute, reports Raymie Kiernan

Momentum grows ahead of Tuesday's London bus strike

10 January 2015
Around 27,000 London bus drivers in the Unite union are set to walk out on Tuesday of next week. It’s part of a pay dispute with 18 bus companies and Transport for London (TfL). 

Unite union calls London-wide bus strike for equal pay

06 January 2015
Over 27,000 London bus drivers are set to strike across the capital’s 18 bus companies on Tuesday of next week.

Rail union steps up campaign over privatisation chaos

06 January 2015
Rail workers’ union RMT held a series of campaigning events on Monday of this week against the threat to jobs, fares and services from new franchises on the Northern and Trans-Pennine Express routes.

London Tower Transit bus workers fight back against unequal pay

06 January 2015
Tower Transit workers strike

Reports round-up

06 January 2015
Dnata airport strike threat wins small pay rise | Unity statement against racist EDL in Dudley | Hundreds at vigil for Leelah Alcorn | Post Office strikes are off after talks | Love Activists cook up housing protest | Freedom Riders protest over cuts

Market caused plane chaos in Britain

16 December 2014
A computer glitch caused chaos over Britain’s skies as flights were grounded. 

Bosses of London’s buses can expect a bumpy ride

16 December 2014
A strike ballot of 20,000 London bus drivers was set to finish on Thursday of this week.

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