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Suez crisis driven by pursuit of profit

30 March 2021
The Ever Given container ship was refloated on Monday. But the temporary closure of the Suez Canal showed a lot about world trade.

Manchester all-out bus strike in fifth week

29 March 2021
Strike continues as mayor Andy Burnham announced that the region’s buses will be returned to local authority regulation

Bus workers fight back in Manchester and London

22 March 2021
Over 400 workers at Go North West in Greater Manchester remain on all‑out and indefinite strike.

London bus strikers say bosses profit while workers get cuts

17 March 2021
London United bus drivers in west and south London struck on Wednesday over attacks on pay

Uber taxi drivers hail bosses’ concessions, but vow to fight for more

17 March 2021
Taxi service Uber will now class its 70,000 drivers in Britain as workers with rights to the minimum wage, holiday pay and pensions.

Bus strikers fight on as Tories deliver more cash to owners

16 March 2021
Strong bus strikes in London and Manchester continue to ­confront the bosses’ attacks on both conditions and pay.

London bus drivers could stop work over virus fears

05 March 2021
Over 20,000 London bus drivers have been advised to refuse to drive overcrowded buses because of coronavirus safety fears.

Manchester bus strikes battle bosses whose strike-breaking risks spreading virus

04 March 2021
Bus strikes in Manchester and London continue to fight hard against bosses' attacks.

Court rules Uber drivers are workers not self-employed

23 February 2021
The Supreme Court has ruled that drivers for taxi ¬company Uber are now classed as workers.

United fight is needed to beat DHL bullying bosses + Scunthorpe scaffolders + Eddie Stobart action

15 February 2021
DHL workers in Dartford, Kent, have voted for strikes over “union busting”.

Bailiffs are ‘putting our lives at risk’ say HS2 tunnel occupiers

09 February 2021
People occupying tunnels in Euston against the HS2 project are resisting eviction, reports Sophie Squire

Activists battle eviction of anti-HS2 protest camp

27 January 2021
Environmental activists on Wednesday were defying police attempts to remove them in central London

Network Rail safety failings led to the deaths of two workers

16 November 2020
A report into the deaths of two rail workers in July 2019 has revealed wholly avoidable safety failures.

Bus manufacturing workers strike in major battle over wages

26 October 2020
Workers at a bus manufacturer near Leeds are fighting against bosses’ “false promises and outright lies” over pay. 

The shock figures that show we’re choking to death

25 October 2020
Londoners are paying the heaviest health price in Europe for toxic levels of air pollution.

Fights for jobs by tanker drivers and at Rolls-Royce

20 October 2020
Fuel tanker drivers employed by Hoyer Petrolog UK have overwhelmingly voted for strikes over job cuts.

Treetop activists resist evictions as they fight to stop destructive HS2

08 October 2020
Treetop activists remain determined to halt the destruction of ancient woodlands along the route of the HS2 high speed railway.

Metroline bus drivers in revolt at new sign-on system  

01 September 2020
Under remote signing on, drivers would not report to a depot but would meet their bus and begin work at a location such as a bus stop

Reports round-up: Government cleaners win Covid-19 sick pay battle

14 July 2020
A campaign by the United Voices of the World (UVW) union has won at the Ministry of Justice, (MOJ) after bosses announced that its cleaners would receive full pay if self-isolating or ill.

Activists stage rebel trail to rail against HS2 ‘gravy train’

23 June 2020
Environmental ­campaigners began a “Rebel Trail” from Birmingham last weekend along the route of the planned HS2 high-speed railway. 

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