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Rail workers plan strikes across four networks to derail bosses' plans

26 September 2017
Rail workers across four networks plan to walk out to defend safety next Tuesday and Thursday.

Bus drivers rally for their rights outside London City Hall

14 September 2017
Around 100 London bus drivers and supporters rallied at City Hall this morning, Thursday, to present mayor Sadiq Khan with a ten point drivers’ bill of rights.

Three strikes show coordinated power on railways

04 September 2017
Workers on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail trains have struck in coordinated action against plans to remove guards from trains.

Coordinated action to keep guards on trains

22 August 2017
Rail union RMT announced a series of strikes in its ongoing campaign against the bosses’ push to extend driver only operation (DOO) and get rid of guards. This is a plan driven by the Tory government.

Every train still needs a guard—as the rail tycoons know full well

14 August 2017
With leaked emails, a trial by jury and an accident report, evidence against the Tories’ push for ‘driver-only operation’ is mounting, writes Raymie Kiernan

BA bosses under pressure as cabin crew dig in with another two-week strike

13 August 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew are digging in for the next two weeks in their ongoing strike—and underneath bosses' carefully maintained facade of normality their action is taking a toll.

Striking workers protest against bosses in London as pay fights hot up

03 August 2017
Chants of “low pay—no way” rang out in the City of London financial district today, Thursday, as workers from three disputes took to the streets.

Strike called at Arriva Traincare as Southern dispute rolls on

01 August 2017
Workers at train maintenance company Arriva Traincare were set to walk out on Friday 18 August over their bosses’ latest refusal to improve a pay offer.

Freedom Riders’ demo at cop's trial

01 August 2017
More than 30 Freedom Riders travelled to York on Monday to demonstrate outside a British Transport Police disciplinary hearing.

BA bosses bully strikers by giving their pay to those who don’t take action

25 July 2017
British Airways (BA) cabin crew last week extended their ongoing two-week strike to four weeks. This will bring the total they have walked out since resuming the dispute this month to 44 days.

United national action can derail Tory assault on train unions and safety

18 July 2017
Workers have announced fresh strikes that will shut down the Southern rail network.

Reports round-up

18 July 2017
Shorts reports from the week including industrial action, refugee solidarity, opposing Ukip and resisting council cuts

John McDonnell vows support for BA strikers rallying outside parliament

12 July 2017
Striking cabin crew took their fight against poverty pay to parliament today, Wednesday.

Coordinated train strikes hit rail bosses as their lies over attacks on safety unravel

10 July 2017
Workers on three rail networks walked out in a coordinated day of strikes today, Monday. Meanwhile bosses’ arguments for the changes that will undermine safety were unravelling.

Bosses who plunged railways into chaos blame the unions that fought back

27 June 2017
As rail unions announced new strikes, a long-buried report by former Virgin Trains executive Chris Gibb blamed them for the mess at Southern rail.

Rail workers call 24 hour strike against DOO

23 May 2017
Train guards on Southern, along with their RMT union colleagues on Northern and Merseyrail, were set for a coordinated 24-hour rail walkout next Tuesday.

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.

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