Editorial December-January 2022/23, No. 399
Editorial October 2022, No. 397
Will this strike wave, the biggest for 30 years, end in victory?
Political bulletin for 17 August 2022
Rail bulletin for 30 July 2022
Political bulletin for 27 July 2022
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 […]
Rail bulletin for 22 June 2022
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 […]
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, […]
P&O Ferries have brutally sacked 800 workers without notice and replaced them with scab crews on less than the minimum wage.
Cuts to London transport funding are a political attack on Labour and the unions
TfL is facing a £2 billion shortfall.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]