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Rail strikes over outsourcing and safety

Rail strikes over outsourcing  and safety 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

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

Eurostar workers organise to stop scabbing during French rail strikes 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.

Rail strikes in France are a warning signal for the bosses

Rail strikes in France are a warning signal for the bosses French workers struck this week as part of a revolt against president Macron, writes Charlie Kimber

French workers revolt to derail free market reform

French workers revolt to derail free market reform A wave of strikes by French rail workers beginning next Tuesday will signal the start of a crucial confrontation with president Emmanuel Macron’s government.

Transport workers at three firms to strike this week

Transport workers at three firms to strike this week Action set for Northern, South Western Railway and the DLR.

GALLERY - France: workers revolt against Macron

23 March 2018
On 22 March public sector workers and railworkers struck and demonstrated against France's President Macron. 

A million public sector workers strike in France against job cuts

22 March 2018
Around a million French public sector workers struck and hundreds of thousands joined over 150 demonstrations nationwide on Thursday. A battle has also begun on the rail.

Heading for a collision on France’s railways

18 March 2018
French president Emmanuel Macron has picked a fight with the historic stronghold of the French working class—the railway workers. Charlie Kimber argues that unions must fight now

Tories’ train crash - rail privateers fail, but are handed more lines

06 February 2018
Rail privatisation was once more exposed as a scam this week. Billionaire Richard Branson quit the East Coast rail franchise—and left us to pick up the bill.

Coordinated strikes hit six train lines across England as workers fight attack on safety

08 January 2018
Workers on six train lines are continuing the fight for safe and accessible train travel.

Rail bosses get a wave of strikes for Christmas

24 December 2017
Workers on five rail networks have taken action in separate disputes,

Rail strikes called for the holidays

12 December 2017
RMT union members are due to strike on Arriva Cross Country, Merseyrail, Virgin West Coast, Greater Anglia and South Western Railway

Bus drivers in North West shift pay fight up a gear

21 November 2017
Bus workers in the north west of England are escalating their fight after bosses made a “final offer” of just 1p an hour more than the previous offer.

Coordinated transport strike set to bring cities to a standstill

07 November 2017
Bus and rail workers in the north west of England were set for a coordinated strike this Wednesday.

Rail and bus workers call coordinated strikes over pay and conditions

31 October 2017
Transport workers in the North West of England were set to stage a 24 hour coordinated strike on Wednesday of next week.

United rail strike to keep trains safe

03 October 2017
Guards in the RMT union struck together on four rail networks on Tuesday. Also: Tube stoppage could shut down London | Bus walkouts in Manchester and south west | Train cleaners won’t be treated like dirt

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.

Warning—fat cat thieves are operating out of your train station

14 August 2017
Commuters in Britain spend six times as much on rail fares as passengers in the rest of Europe.

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