Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
22 January 2014
Almost 1,000 jobs to go, all ticket offices to be closed, workers to lose as much as £10,000, new grades on lower wages. This is what faces Londoners if the Underground workers lose the battle that looms over the city
23 December 2013
Just as the private train companies are closing down services due to adverse weather they are publishing fare increases which massively outstrip wages and which will once again hit low to medium earners where it hurts
11 December 2013
Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty 'principles': David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending 'democracy' or 'human rights' in order to secure new profitable deals for British capitalism, writes Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info.
30 October 2013
November marks 20 years since John Major's Tory government gave the go-ahead to splitting up and selling off British Rail
18 September 2013
The following letter from Tony Mulhearn, Socialist Party member and Liverpool 47, was published in the Liverpool Echo
27 August 2013
Transport for London (TfL) is threatening the safety of 70 million London Overground rail passengers a year
26 June 2013
The Annual General Meeting (National Conference) of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) opened on 23 June in Brighton
8 May 2013
Airport strike: Cleaners at Manchester Airport took solid strike action on 3 May against a drastic worsening of their conditions...
30 April 2013
Transport union RMT will be turning the spotlight on rail cuts this May Day
13 March 2013
Rail cleaners strike: Cleaners working for Churchill on Arriva Trains Wales will be on 24-hour strike on 16 March. The RMT members have voted by 9:1 for action over pay and terms and conditions...
16 January 2013
On 19 January 1993, John Major's Tory government passed the British Coal and British Rail (Transfer Proposals) Act which led to the splitting up and privatisation of British Rail...
9 January 2013
Rail, maritime and transport union RMT announced today that it has continued to increase its membership in the past twelve months in the teeth of the most savage attacks on jobs and working conditions for a generation...
4 January 2013
"Whilst this report reinforces once again that our railways are nothing more than a multi-billion pound rip off lining the pockets of a bunch of spivs and speculators it ducks the real issue, and that's the cast-iron case for public ownership
2 January 2013
As people prepare for the first day back to work, rail campaigners are today (Wednesday) warning that commuters face yet another year of inflation-busting fare increases and service cuts
30 November 2012
Low-paid train cleaners took strike action today in their fight for better pay
5 November 2012
Below is the link to a Reel News video about the on-going campaign against the sacking of 28 Crossrail workers at Westbourne Park and in particular the victimisation and blacklisting of the Unite shop steward Frank Morris
31 October 2012
Kick the fat cats off our railways: If ever an example is needed which demonstrates how privatisation of key public services leads to job cuts, higher prices and a worse service, look no further than the rail network
31 October 2012
No sackings!: CWU members in Coventry held a protest on 26 October against increasingly oppressive management. The bullying and unfair sackings resulted in an unofficial walkout on 25 October
10 October 2012
Renationalise the railways: Take the whole rail system back into public ownership! That is the only logical conclusion from the fiasco over the franchise for the West Coast Main Line railway from London to Glasgow...
10 September 2012
Steve Hedley, the newly elected assistant general secretary of the RMT was arrested on a picket line at Kings Cross station today and held for five hours
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