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11 January 2017
What we saw this week including Southern Fail and the tube strike.
14 December 2016
Members of train drivers' unions Aslef and RMT are taking three days of strike action on Southern Rail on 13, 14 and 16 December in the long-running dispute over the removal of guards.
30 November 2016
Combined strike action by up to 400 train drivers and other rail workers is set to bring Southern and London Underground to a standstill.
28 September 2016
ScotRail guards have won a big victory, proving that determined strike action works.
13 July 2016
Commuters with banners and megaphones protested against privatised rail operator Southern's appalling service in London's Victoria station on 11 July
27 January 2016
The strike set to start on 26 January has been called off
6 January 2016
Aslef and RMT union members at Arriva Trains Wales walked out for 24 hours on 4 January with all its services cancelled, over terms and conditions. Some services on the morning of 5 January were also disrupted, with the strike causing chaos as many returned to work after the Christmas break.
2 December 2015
Do you have something to say? Anti-welfare propaganda, state school parents asked to pay for teachers, rail bosses' wages, and the power of effective opposition.
4 November 2015
Labour Party elections: Over £440,000 was donated by trade unions to candidates in this summer's internal Labour Party elections, according to the official figures published by the Electoral Commission.
17 August 2015
London Underground could be shuttered again by bosses' pig-headedness over staff restructuring and night service.
6 August 2015
From Edgware Road to Acton, the strike is solid. Not a train is moving.
5 August 2015
As we went to press, transport unions were about shut down London for 24 hours, and planning a three-day strike on First Great Western rail.
29 July 2015
All four London Underground unions are planning a new shutdown of the tube network on 5-6 August, writes John Reid, RMT executive member.
15 July 2015
Workers on London Underground and First Great Western railway caused widespread transport shutdowns to fight attacks on jobs, pay and conditions.
8 July 2015
Transport workers on London Underground were preparing to shut down the capital on 8 and 9 July. Members of all tube unions - RMT, Aslef, TSSA and Unite - will strike together for the first time in years.
18 June 2015
Aslef members on London Underground have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over the company's decision to try to force through, without negotiation, new rosters which would mean Tube drivers will have to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay
10 December 2014
The "Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)" or TUPE regulations are European Union regulations which offer limited protections to workers when they are transferred from one employer to another, writes An Aslef member.
24 September 2014
£10 an hour now!: Fast Food Rights campaign supporters, spearheaded by the BFAWU bakers' union, demonstrated outside Labour's national conference in Manchester demanding the banning of zero-hour contracts and the introduction of a universal £10 an hour minimum wage
3 September 2014
London bus pay demo: On 11 September, London bus drivers are demonstrating for unified pay rates across the several bus firms
22 August 2014
Aslef union members, drivers on London Underground's Central and Waterloo & City lines, took strike action on Friday 22 August in protest at what the union's Finn Brennan called management's "bullying culture"
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