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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.

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. 

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.

Transport news round-up

05 August 2014
Reinstate Sodexho rep Petrit Mihaj | Cleaners strikes at London St Pancras and East Coast rail | RMT votes on new general secretary

Barnsley marchers vote for a new Freedom Ride

22 July 2014
Over 100 elderly and disabled people braved the rain in Barnsley last Saturday to march through the town chanting slogans and singing songs.

Safety concerns over scabbing on Tube

08 July 2014
Workers have raised severe safety concerns as Tube bosses waste millions of pounds of public money in an effort to beat a strike.

Cheers outside court in Sheffield for arrested Freedom Ride pensioners

08 July 2014
Well over 250 people gathered outside Sheffield Magistrates Court on Monday of this week.

First Group workers in Glasgow reject bosses' miserly pay offer

01 July 2014
Strikes at Glasgow’s largest bus operator First Group over pay took a step closer after workers rejected paltry pay offers from bosses.

Tube talks show London Underground bosses still plan job and pay cuts

01 July 2014
London Underground bosses are reneging on promises to protect workers’ salaries and their location of work—part of a deal struck to call off Tube strikes in May.

Support grows for South Yorkshire freedom riders after police violence at protest

25 June 2014
Support has flooded in for freedom ride protesters in Barnsley after police arrested two protesters on Monday of this week.

Heathrow Express workers walk out

24 June 2014
Workers in the RMT union at Heathrow Express struck for two days last week against bosses’ multi-million pound package of cuts. It led to the closure of the prestigious Terminal Five transport hub.

Pensioners and disabled people 'appalled' at police violence on freedom ride protest

24 June 2014
Northern Rail Transport Police turned to violence to try and break protests by pensioners and disabled people in South Yorkshire this week.

Lorry drivers walk off job

24 June 2014
Some 200 lorry drivers based at Haydock, St Helens, struck for two hours on Friday of last week over pension changes.

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