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Three strikes show coordinated power on railways

Three strikes show coordinated power on railways 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

Coordinated action to keep guards on trains 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

Warning—fat cat thieves are operating out of your train station Commuters in Britain spend six times as much on rail fares as passengers in the rest of Europe.

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

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

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

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

More strikes on the cards to stop disastrous DOO?

More strikes on the cards to stop disastrous DOO? The RMT rail union signalled its disputes on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail could reignite in the wake of the general election results.

Sparks take on bosses attacks at Crossrail

23 May 2017
Hundreds of electricians across the Crossrail project in London “cabined up” on Monday morning at the Canning Town, Holborn and Mile End shafts.

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.

Rail workers rally against cuts that threaten safety

02 May 2017
Hundreds of workers joined a protest outside Parliament in London, and strikes are coming.

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.

The fat cat controllers who stole the railways

04 April 2017
As the fight to stop bosses pushing the dangerous driver only operation throughout the rail network spreads, Raymie Kiernan lifts the lid on the private interests at work behind the scenes in the train industry

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.

Rail workers at Southern, Northern and Merseyrail resist scrapping of guards

28 March 2017
Round up of rail disputes against driver only operation and fights on London Underground

Aslef union leaders strike another rotten deal with Southern bosses

21 March 2017
Aslef union leaders and bosses at Govia Thameslink Railway, which runs Southern rail, have agreed a deal to be voted on by train drivers.

Rail strikers win solidarity in fight for safety

14 March 2017
Over half of Northern rail services and 80 percent of Merseyrail services were cancelled on Monday as both firms became the latest to see walkouts by train guards.

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.

After Southern drivers reject shoddy deal—unions should turn up the heat on Tories

16 February 2017
Southern Railway train drivers have rejected the deal cooked up over ten days of talks by the TUC union federation, rail bosses and their Aslef union officials by 54 percent to 46 percent.

Reports round up—Southern rail dispute, housing campaigns and abortion rights

14 February 2017
Why was there no second worker on these trains?: Copeland council strikers confront the fat cat mayor: Fight against eviction threatened by a charity: Now step up the pressure after another Tory attack: New challenges in the battle for abortion rights.

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