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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.

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. 

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.

Storm as bus workers' rep is suspended

12 November 2013
Bosses at Metroline’s Willesden bus garage in north west London have suspended Unite union rep Robert Chung after he raised safety concerns. 

City Link workers protest over wage cuts

08 October 2013
City Link workers (above) and supporters demonstrated in Southsea last Saturday. They plan further protests on Saturday of this week over contracts that will cut pay by up to £7,000 a year.

Underground train drivers' strike suspended

01 October 2013
A planned strike by London Underground Victoria Line drivers on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week over compulsory overtime was suspended for negotiations.

Workers killed in Super Puma helicopter crash paid a deadly price for big oil's profits

27 August 2013
Oil bosses ground Super Puma helicopters after latest crash kills four workers, reports Sarah Ensor

RMT union rep Clara Osagiede gets a win

06 August 2013
Bosses have retreated from their outrageous attempts to sack London cleaner and RMT union rep Clara Osagiede.

Bus drivers vote for strike

23 July 2013
Some 150 First South East and Midlands bus drivers have voted by 90 percent to strike in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.

Heathrow cargo workers want pay strike

25 June 2013
Workers at Menzies World Cargo in Heathrow airport have voted overwhelmingly to strike against a two year pay freeze. They are members of the Unite union working in cargo and airside trucking.

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