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Hundreds walk out at Northern Rail against unsafe driver only trains

Hundreds walk out at Northern Rail against unsafe driver only trains Northern rail workers walked out on Saturday of last week in the latest action in their long-running fight for passenger safety.

Tube workers strike over staffing and safety

Tube workers strike over staffing and safety A strike on the Piccadilly line saw hundreds of workers shut down a main transport route in London. 

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire Bus workers in Nottingham and Derbyshire struck on Monday of this week against a below-inflation 2.5 percent “poverty pay” offer.

Strike to derail bosses’ plans to scrap guards

Strike to derail bosses’ plans to scrap guards Workers on Northern Rail struck as part of the long-running battle to keep guards on trains

The battle for safety is on at South Western Railway as workers stage strikes

21 August 2018
Rail workers are still fighting to stop transport bosses axing guards from services.

The unfare rail rip off

14 August 2018
The latest plans to hike rail fares show why we have to stop the private train companies in their tracks.

Northern Rail workers keep up their safety battle as ticket prices soar - again

14 August 2018
Workers on Northern Rail have announced three new strikes as bosses “make a mockery” of negotiations.

Eurostar workers vote for strikes

24 July 2018
Eurostar workers were set to walk out for 24 hours this Saturday over working conditions.

Deal on ‘driver only’ trains

24 July 2018
Greater Anglia workers are celebrating after pushing back bosses’ plans to make train travel unsafe and inaccessible.

Fresh strikes on South Western to derail plan to scrap guards

17 July 2018
The RMT union has announced a fresh round of strikes on the South Western Railway (SWR) as part of a long-running dispute over driver only operation (DOO).

Tube battle set for when Trump comes to Britain

03 July 2018
Tube drivers on the Piccadilly Line are set to stage a 52-hour strike over “working conditions and staffing levels”.

Pensioners’ Parliament backs rail strikes

19 June 2018
The annual Pensioners Parliament, held in Blackpool from 12 to 14 June, gave strong support to workers who are fighting back.

Resistance as French strikers take to the streets

12 June 2018
Workers need to heap pressure on the Macron government and build the fightback, says?Charlie Kimber

France - fury on the streets as strikers are united against President Macron

22 May 2018
A wave of revolt has swept France with unions, students and the left uniting, reports Charlie Kimber

As the East Coast line is renationalised - privatisation lies at the root of rail chaos

22 May 2018
The Tories are letting rail company fat cats off the hook while privatisation is causing transport misery for passengers.

Rail strikes over outsourcing and safety

10 April 2018
Transport workers are fighting back against a host of bosses’ attacks.

As strikes spread across France - the fight can go much further to stop Macron

10 April 2018
The struggle of rail workers in France has inspired workers in other sections of the economy and students on university campuses. Charlie Kimber argues the fight can go much further

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes

06 April 2018
Workers in Britain have organised to stop a scabbing attempt by bosses during the French rail strikes. It’s an excellent show of solidarity with a crucial battle—and the best sort of European unity.

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