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Transport for London staff to walk out over pensions

06 May 2014
Workers based at Transport for London (TfL) headquarters and Travel Information Centres were set to strike to defend their pensions on Friday of this week. The strike was due to begin at 6am and last for 24 hours. 

Unions voice support for Barnsley Freedom Ride campaign

06 May 2014
Trade union support is increasing for the South Yorkshire Freedom Ride campaigners.

The World Cup is deepening the struggle for Brazil's cities

06 May 2014
Henrique Sanchez says big business will be the real winner of the World Cup—while ordinary Brazilians are losing their homes

All aboard as the freedom riders demand free travel

29 April 2014
A noisy mass of people gathered in Barnsley train station on Monday of this week for their fifth “Freedom Ride”.

Solid Tube strike defies London Underground bosses and brings stations to a halt

29 April 2014
London Underground (LU) workers in the RMT union struck solidly for 48 hours from Monday of this week to defend jobs, ticket offices and safety.

Victory to the Tube strikers

22 April 2014
London Underground workers plan five days of strikes over cuts to jobs, ticket offices and safety.

Freedom riders pile the pressure on South Yorkshire councils

22 April 2014
Over 100 Freedom Ride protesters continued their protests on Tuesday of this week against the axing of free train travel for older and disabled people.

Transport workers' round up

15 April 2014
London Underground, First Great Western, Heathrow Express, Bombardier

The toxic taste of air pollution

08 April 2014
There was a spike in hospital admissions last week as towns and cities across Britain were covered in toxic smog. And as Dave Sewell writes, if action isn’t taken against pollution, things could get worse

South Yorks anti-cuts activists fight for right to free travel

08 April 2014
Up to 150 protesters joined the second South Yorkshire Freedom Ride to fight for the right for free travel for disabled people and pensioners. 

Bob Crow, 1961-2014

11 March 2014
The sad news of Bob Crow’s death is a deep shock to trade unionists and socialists everywhere. 

Outrage over attack on union rights after RMT's Mark Harding is arrested

11 February 2014
Tube workers launched a campaign at a 100-strong meeting on Monday of this week to defend a worker who was arrested and held for 13 hours.

After unions suspend walkouts - strikes have the power to stop Tube cuts

11 February 2014
The RMT and TSSA unions suspended a strike on London Underground on Tuesday of this week as Socialist Worker went to press. 

Weymouth bus walkout wins talks

11 February 2014
Striking Unite union members at Weymouth and Bridport First Bus staged their second strike on Monday of this week.

Tories are gunning for union leader Bob Crow because they fear strikes

04 February 2014
Tory London mayor Boris Johnson blames the Tube strike on political manipulation by RMT leader Bob Crow. 

Tube workers walk out to defend jobs

04 February 2014
London Underground workers were set to strike for 48 hours from Tuesday evening of this week.

Second union joins strike on London Underground

28 January 2014
Workers in the TSSA tube workers’ union have voted by 59 percent to join with the RMT union for two 48-hour strikes.

Campaign gets going to stop Tube job cuts

21 January 2014
Around 170 people filled Conway Hall in central London to launch the Hands Off London Transport campaign on Thursday of last week.

Back strikes on London's DLR - and on London Underground

07 January 2014
Transport workers on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are balloting for strikes over attacks on pay and conditions.

Protesters take on rail fare rises

07 January 2014
campaigners protested against fare rises at London’s King’s Cross mainline station on Thursday of last week. 

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