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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.

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

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.

More strikes on the cards to stop disastrous DOO?

13 June 2017
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.

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