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Join the protests against rail cuts

09 December 2014
Important rail safety jobs are being axed as the Tories ram through franchise agreements and reprivatisation before the general election. 

Cops drop charges for Freedom Riders

09 December 2014
South Yorkshire Freedom Riders celebrate another victory but vow to restart action against cuts if councils don’t backtrack, says Sadie Robinson

London bus workers gear up for battle over pay

09 December 2014
Some 20,000 London bus drivers are balloting for strikes to demand equal pay and collective bargaining across the capital’s 18 bus companies.

Charges against Barnsley Freedom Riders dropped

28 November 2014
The Crown Prosecution Service has dropped all charges against freedom riders Tony Nuttall and George Arthur as “there is not enough evidence to obtain a prosecution”.

Up against the clock - the truth about night shift work

18 November 2014
Shift work is putting the health of millions of people in danger with regular reports detailing the risks. Raymie Kiernan spoke to workers whose body clocks are driven haywire by relentless rotas

London bus workers in huge vote for action

11 November 2014
Drivers across London’s 17 bus operators have voted by 96 percent for action in a consultative ballot over their Unite union’s demand for collective bargaining.

Councillors confronted by Barnsley Freedom Riders

04 November 2014
Nearly 50 pensioners held an angry protest outside the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive meeting in Barnlsey on Monday of this week. 

Freedom Riders keep up the protests

28 October 2014
Freedom Riders protested at the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport offices in Sheffield on Monday of this week. 

Wigan walkout hits Stagecoach bosses

28 October 2014
Stagecoach drivers in Wigan held their sixth day of industrial action on Monday of this week. 

Rail privatisation is the express route for profits

14 October 2014
Rail bosses are rubbing their hands at lucrative new deals as spineless politicians let them tighten their grip

Freedom Riders lobby councillors

30 September 2014
Some 30 Barnsley Freedom Riders protested outside a Barnsley Labour council meeting on Thursday of last week. They demanded the council reinstate free train travel for older people, which it cut from April. 

RMT reps consult for action in London Underground dispute

30 September 2014
The RMT Tube workers’ union is this week consulting its reps for a two-day strike on 14 and 15 October.

Action off for Arriva Wales train drivers

30 September 2014
A 24-hour strike by Arriva Wales train drivers set for Friday of last week was suspended after unions said progress was made in talks with management.

Barnsley Freedom Riders' protest targets councillors

23 September 2014
Some 60 people protested outside the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive meeting in Barnsley on Monday of this week.

Transport workers round-up

23 September 2014
Strikes down the track at Amey Colas | Walkout at Arriva Wales | London Underground overtime ban back on | Mick Cash elected RMT general secretary

Bus workers call for strikes over unequal pay

16 September 2014
Over 150 bus workers marched in central London on Thursday of last week in protest at unequal pay and conditions.

South Yorkshire Freedom Riders defiant

02 September 2014
Three weeks of intense campaigning by Barnsley freedom riders have forced transport bosses into talks.

Drivers' strike hits major London Tube lines

22 August 2014
The crucial Waterloo and City and Central Lines of London Underground were hit by major disruptions this morning, Friday, as train drivers in the Aslef union walked out on strike.

Freedom riders force talks from rail bosses

19 August 2014
South Yorkshire freedom riders have seen a dramatic increase in their campaigning.

Barnsley Freedom Riders put rail bosses on the back foot

12 August 2014
About 80 Freedom Riders protested outside Barnsley station on Monday of this week demanding the right to free train travel.

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