RMT union

How can this winter of discontent end in victory?

Editorial December-January 2022/23, No. 399

Jeremy Dewar  ·  17 December 2022

Don’t wait for the Tories to lose it!

Editorial October 2022, No. 397

Workers Power  ·  08 October 2022

How can the strikes win – and what would victory look like?

Will this strike wave, the biggest for 30 years, end in victory?

Jeremy Dewar  ·  12 September 2022

Political bulletin: Launch of ‘Enough Is Enough’ campaign

Political bulletin for 17 August 2022

Workers Power  ·  17 August 2022

Rail bulletin: Solidarity with the rail strikes

Rail bulletin for 30 July 2022

Workers Power  ·  30 July 2022

Political bulletin: Time to escalate and coordinate

Political bulletin for 27 July 2022

Workers Power  ·  27 July 2022

Rail workers — escalate to win

By KD Tait THE RAILWAY NETWORK was brought to a standstill as 40,000 rail workers walked out in the first national strike for 30 years. The RMT union is taking action over a 3% pay offer and threats to jobs, pensions, working conditions and the safety of the railways. They were joined in London by […]

KD Tait  ·  22 June 2022

Rail bulletin: Escalate to win

Rail bulletin for 22 June 2022

Workers Power  ·  22 June 2022

Report — TUC lefts urge resistance to cost of living crisis

By Jeremy Dewar “A new deal for working people, a new social settlement for the UK” A LONDON TUC rally for the 18 June national demonstration heard speakers from a variety of disputes and strikes. Rail workers, teachers and lecturers, caterers and cleaners, civil servants were all represented. The eve-of-rally meeting, held at Congress House […]

Jeremy Dewar  ·  14 June 2022

RMT ballot victory can shut down rail network

By Bernie McAdam IN RESPONSE to threats over pay, compulsory redundancies and safety, RMT rail workers have voted in favour of strike action across Network Rail and 13 other train companies in the biggest endorsement of strike action since privatisation. Only at GTR did the vote for action fall short. RMT balloted over 40,000 members, […]

Bernie McAdam  ·  31 May 2022

Stop the P&O jobs massacre

P&O Ferries have brutally sacked 800 workers without notice and replaced them with scab crews on less than the minimum wage.

Bernie McAdam  ·  28 March 2022

London Underground strikes solid

Cuts to London transport funding are a political attack on Labour and the unions

Bernie McAdam  ·  06 March 2022

Tories hold London transport to ransom

TfL is facing a £2 billion shortfall.

Bernie McAdam  ·  07 February 2022

Southern: Another sellout derailed

On 3 April rail drivers’ union Aslef announced that 52 per cent of its members on Southern Rail had rejected the latest deal it had recommended to resolve the dispute over removing guards on their trains. The long running dispute between  Aslef and the RMT and  Govia Thameslink (GTR) Southern’s parent company, is over “Driver […]

Workers Power  ·  07 April 2017

Probably the worst rail company in the world…

NEARLY ONE-THIRD of all Southern Rail’s trains were late or failed to run last year. And 2017 could be even worse, with up to 46 per cent of trains cancelled or delayed in January. Furious season ticket holders and other passengers are claiming compensation, running into thousands of pounds. How can a private company absorb […]

Workers Power  ·  18 March 2017

Southern Rail: Aslef members back RMT over TUC

The long running dispute at Southern Rail has taken a further dramatic turn after drivers in the Aslef union voted down a deal recommended by their General Secretary Mick Whelan and the TUC by 54 per cent to 46 per cent. A successful and defiant strike by RMT drivers and conductors on the same day […]

Workers Power  ·  09 March 2017

Strikes stepped up at Southern Rail

RAIL UNION Aslef has announced that 87 per cent of its drivers at Southern Rail voted to strike. These strikes will take place in December and January, alongside an immediate and indefinite overtime ban. This is in addition to RMT strikes, on different dates, as guards continue their industrial action. Both unions are protesting the […]

Bernie McAdam  ·  12 December 2016

Tube strikes are aimed at Tories, not Londoners

LONDON Underground workers are set to open up a second front in defence of workers’ right to a family life, demanding guarantees against night shifts and weekend working destroying their work-life balance. Like the junior doctors, Tube drivers, maintenance and station staff fear that the introduction of a 24-hour transport service will mean increased hours, […]

Workers Power  ·  26 January 2016

RMT: strike forces management climb-down

The prospect of a second two-day strike was enough to force London Underground (LU) to back down. Previously, they had intended to impose their “Fit for the Future” plan to close all ticket offices and cut nearly 1,000 jobs, without even the pretence of negotiation with the unions. All the same, this is only a […]

Workers Power  ·  13 February 2014

Tube workers to strike to defend jobs and safety

By Jeremy Dewar RMT members on the London Underground have voted by 77 per cent to strike against nearly 1,000 job cuts and the proposed closure of all 268 ticket offices by 2015.   This is a serious attack on all tube workers and users. Not only could it leave travellers stranded and unable to […]

Workers Power  ·  13 January 2014

RMT: strike to stop the automation of the London tube

  The Rail Maritime and Transport union is currently balloting its members on the tube in response to London Underground’s decision to cut nearly 1,000 jobs and close all 268-ticket offices by 2015, writes Jeremy Dewar. This is a serious attack on all tube workers and users. Not only would it potentially leave travellers stranded […]

Workers Power  ·  14 December 2013

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