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Solid Southern train drivers' strike shuts down routes into London

13 December 2016
A powerful train drivers’ strike shut the Southern rail network on Tuesday as the Aslef union members began a two-day walkout. They planned another 24-hour strike this Friday.

Southern rail bosses lose court bid to ban strikes—now workers must turn up the heat

08 December 2016
A High Court judge threw out a request from Southern rail owners Govia Thameslink Railway to ban train drivers’ industrial action today, Thursday.

Drivers vote for walkouts as Southern rail's crisis grows

29 November 2016
Train drivers on Southern rail have voted by 87 percent to strike. Their first walkout is planned for 13 and 14 December.

Guards strike for safer trains on Southern

22 November 2016
Also: SNP urged to nationalise Scotrail after one train cuts off Edinburgh

Tories' Heathrow runway expansion plan is a flight of fantasy

25 October 2016
Any expansion of London airports is bad news for public health and the planet—and a third runway at Heathrow is perhaps the worst.

Southern rail owners trouser millions in public money despite failed service

25 October 2016
the Tories’ favourite rail firm stands to pocket another £48 million despite its woeful Southern rail service.

Southern rail strike hits back at bosses

18 October 2016
RMT union members at Southern rail struck on Tuesday. It was the start of a further three days of action over safety and the role of guards.

'Southern rail - do your worst' say defiant striking train guards

11 October 2016
Train guards were defiant as they began a three-day strike on Tuesday against Southern rail bosses’ plans to introduce the dangerous Driver Only Operation (DOO).

Southern Rail privatisers threaten to sack all strikers

04 October 2016
Train guards on Southern Rail faced the sack unless they accepted a new role and agreed to bosses’ terms by Thursday this week.

Taking the East Coast picket line

04 October 2016
Virgin Trains East Coast (Vtec) workers walked out on strike on Monday.

Why won't Sadiq Khan play fare with workers?

13 September 2016
Workers at Tower Transit bus depots in east and west London walked out for 24 hours on Monday. It was their third one-day strike in as many weeks—and they’re set to come out again next Monday.

Train guards strike to protect safety on Southern rail

07 September 2016
Disabled passengers joined the picket line today, Wednesday, at London’s Victoria station in solidarity with RMT union train guards fighting to retain their role on Southern train services.

Tories bail out Southern rail bosses to bash the union

07 September 2016
The Southern Railway gravy train was topped up with a £20 million bailout last week from Tory transport secretary Chris Grayling.

Tower Transit strikers stop London buses

07 September 2016
Also: Solidarity for drivers in Weymouth

LETTERS: Richard Branson is taking Virgin passengers for a ride

30 August 2016
Richard Branson was keen to try and prove that Jeremy Corbyn did not have to sit on the floor of one of his overcrowded, overpriced trains.

Can Jeremy Corbyn’s plans work?

30 August 2016
Rivals attack Corbyn’s policies as ‘loony left’ but millions back them nevertheless. Raymie Kiernan and Tomáš Tengely-Evans look at what difference his policies could make

Uber Eats strikers summon solidarity at the tap of a button

27 August 2016
Delivery riders working for Uber Eats struck yesterday, Friday, against the company’s attempt to cut their pay to just £3.22 per delivery.

London bus strike rattles bullying boss

26 August 2016
One of London’s top transport tycoons broke down in fury today, Friday, as over 1,000 of his workers walked out on strike.

Strikes deliver victory and show speedy action works

23 August 2016
Workers at the takeaway delivery company Deliveroo celebrated a victory last week as they forced management to back down over its plans to introduce new rates of pay.

Drivers in Weymouth go long haul over pay

23 August 2016
Bus drivers in Weymouth struck on Monday in the ninth week of their dispute against poverty pay.

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