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Outsourcer Mitie uses crisis to take away Merseyrail pay award

21 April 2020
The RMT union has blasted Merseyrail station cleaning and facilities’ contractor Mitie for using the cover of the Covid-19 crisis to withdraw a pay award.

Letters—Is HS2 good news for planet or environmental disaster?

10 February 2020
The development of railways is needed to take cars and much lorry traffic off heavily-polluting, CO2-creating, dangerous roads.

Big vote for more strikes on South Western Railway

28 January 2020
Further strikes are planned on South Western Railway (SWR) after workers voted overwhelmingly for more action.

Scrap HS2 and take rail off the fat cats

27 January 2020
A new report laid bare the growing chaos behind the the HS2 project, just as Northern Rail hits the buffers

Metro strike wins new offer

07 January 2020
Workers on the Tyne and Wear Metro delivered a bloody nose to bosses

New attack on right to strike, but workers can derail the Tories

16 December 2019
Privateering prime ­minister Boris Johnson was set to announce plans to attack workers’ rights in the queen’s speech this week.

Workers determined as rail strikes enter second week

10 December 2019
“We’re not giving up” was the defiant message from train strikers entering their second week of walkouts on Monday.

HS2—the high speed rail that’s a slow speed fail

02 August 2019
As Boris Johnson plans HS3 in the north, Sarah Bates says the Tories’ high speed rail projects are about one thing only—making money for the bosses

Questions raised about safety of rail system after two workers die on tracks

03 July 2019
Two rail workers died on Wednesday after being struck by a Great Western Railway train on tracks near Port Talbot in south Wales.

Virgin rail smash and grab

16 April 2019
Richard Branson’s Virgin Group will have trousered £306 million in dividends from Virgin Trains by the time the franchise finishes operations within the next year.

Overground strikes unite

02 April 2019
Two groups of workers were set to strike on the London Overground this week.

Determined strikes win gains at Northern rail

12 February 2019
Striking train guards were celebrating last week after bosses caved in to their demands about safety

Strike at Northern Rail as Tories give bung to train giant

08 January 2019
Guards working for Northern rail struck against the implementation of driver only operation (DOO) trains for the 43rd time on Saturday.

Protests across Britain as rail fares rise once more

02 January 2019
Campaigners, union members and rail passengers staged a national day of action against fare rises on Wednesday.

Day 35 of Northern strikes

13 November 2018

Hundreds walk out at Northern Rail against unsafe driver only trains

02 October 2018
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

26 September 2018
A strike on the Piccadilly line saw hundreds of workers shut down a main transport route in London. 

Train lines are in chaos—but Tory Chris Grayling wants more privatisation

20 September 2018
The chaos of rail privatisation has been laid bare

Big support for bus pickets in Nottingham and Derbyshire

11 September 2018
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

28 August 2018
Workers on Northern Rail struck as part of the long-running battle to keep guards on trains

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