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Unions push for more action in face of obstinate rail bosses

23 May 2017
The state of the railways is a good reason to vote out the Tories on 8 June and back Jeremy Corbyn.

Bus workers begin ballots in defence of their unions

16 May 2017
Over 400 workers across Stagecoach South West buses are balloting for strikes over the victimisation and sacking of a RMT union branch official.

Strike ballot hits the buffers as threshold thwarts RMT

25 April 2017
A vote for strikes by London Underground workers has been possibly the first to fall foul of new Tory ballot thresholds.

Guards hit back with coordinated rail strike

11 April 2017
Coordinated rail strikes by around 2,000 workers on three networks has hit hard against bosses’ dangerous cost-cutting today, Saturday.

'Removing guards removes our safeguard'—passengers denounce Southern Railway

11 April 2017
People protested at London Bridge station.

International news round up

04 April 2017
Stories from the resistance to police violence in France, and solid strikes by Irish transport workers fighting pay cuts

Rail workers set for coordinated walkout after new Network Rail safety threat

04 April 2017
RMT union members on Northern, Southern and Merseyrail were set for a coordinated strike this Saturday.

industrial reports round up

28 March 2017
Fujitsu IT services workers struck last Friday and again on Monday to defend their jobs and livelihoods from the firm’s cost-cutting.

Strike northbound as guards keep rolling

07 March 2017
The extension of driver only operation (DOO)—central to the strikes on Southern rail—is set to spread to Northern and Merseyrail next Monday.

Reports round up: activists protest at Labour assault on libraries

14 February 2017
More than 100 library campaigners packed a council planning committee meeting in Lambeth, south London, last Tuesday.

Woolwich ferry walkout takes on bosses

31 January 2017
Ferry workers in Woolwich, south east London, struck for 24 hours in the first of twelve planned walkouts last Friday.

Why did TUC snub Southern guards in talks with bosses?

24 January 2017
Striking train guards on Southern rail are furious that TUC-brokered talks between train drivers’ union Aslef and management, which resumed on Monday, do not include their RMT union.

Safety shame for Southern Railway

17 January 2017
A disabled woman was left stranded on a freezing train station platform for two hours by Southern railway, it emerged last week.

Transport shutdown shows the power of workers

10 January 2017
The power of the working class was clearly on display this week. Strikes by Southern Rail, London Underground and British Airways cabin crew workers showed their ability to bring the system to a standstill.

Chopper close shave shows why offshore workers' fight for safety is needed

10 January 2017
A helicopter shuttling workers between the Elgin and West Franklin platforms ran into difficulties resulting in the chopper coming inches away from falling into the sea, an offshore worker writes

Support the strikers taking on 'Southern Fail' and London Underground

03 January 2017
the Tories are ignoring the woeful service of their favourite rail firm Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR). But Southern rail workers are continuing their fight into the New Year.

As Tories call for crackdown, solidarity with the rail strikes

19 December 2016
"Don't they know it's Christmas?" seems to be the level of the media's debate over the group of strikes set to take place during the holiday period.

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.

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