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Transport / Rail

15 May 2015

National rail action from Mon 25th May

RMT today confirmed that its members will be taking action from Monday 25th May in the current dispute over pay and jobs at Network Rail

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13 May 2015

RMT members vote for Network Rail strike

RMT members working for Network Rail, including signal and maintenance workers, have voted by four-to-one to strike over pay and job security on a 60% turnout

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8 April 2015

Renationalise rail

TUSC campaigners in Lincoln took part in a 'Bring Back British Rail' national day of action to call for the renationalisation of the railways, 22 years since they were privatised

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TUC demonstration in Manchester demands Save our NHS, photo Paul Mattsson

8 April 2015

End cuts - tax the rich

The Manchester Evening News's front page read "End cuts and tax the rich"

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1 April 2015

Leeds: Save our train guards

RMT members and supporters protested outside a West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) meeting against plans for driver-only operated trains on the Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises

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11 February 2015

Workplace news in brief

M25 strike date set: M25 maintenance, emergency and incident support workers working for Connect Plus Services are due to strike on 16 February over pay, sick pay and union recognition

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14 January 2015

Freedom Riders ride again

Rotherham town hall was flooded by angry pensioners demanding free travel on 5 January, writes Sharron Milsom, Sheffield North Socialist Party.

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10 December 2014

Rail franchise jobs: TUPE or not TUPE?

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.

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Campaigning agianst cuts and profiteering on the Northern and Transpennine rail lines, photo RMT

14 November 2014

Campaigning against rail cuts and profiteering

The RMT is fighting to stop massive cuts

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17 September 2014

Fighting for fair fares

Socialist Party members campaigned with transport union RMT against rail fare increases on Monday 8 September, writes Iain Dalton, Leeds Socialist Party.

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17 September 2014

Them & Us

Back to the future: Government austerity has resulted in spending on public services falling to the lowest share of national income since 1938, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility

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9 July 2014

Labour rejects rail renationalisation

Back in April, Ed Miliband hinted that Labour would consider renationalising the railways. However, that idea has come to nothing as the Labour Party has indicated it will not commit to renationalisation

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Bob Crow on RMT lobby against privatisation on the railways, photo Paul Mattsson

2 July 2014

Remembering Bob Crow through struggle

The 2014 AGM of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union paid tribute to the magnificent role of former general secretary, Bob Crow

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14 May 2014

Freedom Riders- action brings victory

South Yorkshire's Freedom Riders win a victory in campaign to get back travel concessions

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14 May 2014

Workplace news in brief

TFL strike: RMT, TSSA and Unite took joint strike action across Transport for London (TfL) for the first time in response to a threatened freeze on pay and pensions

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23 April 2014

Rail workers prepare for action

Recently it was revealed in the Guardian newspaper that from the 4 billion in tax-payer subsidy to train operating companies, 200 million was siphoned off as dividends to shareholders

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2 April 2014

Fare-refusal protest demands restored rail passes

Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall

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5 March 2014

Train drivers vote for action at Northern Rail

Depot drivers who are in the RMT at Heaton Depot, Newcastle and Neville Hill Depot, Leeds, working for Northern Rail, have voted by a massive majority, for strike action

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12 February 2014

Tebay disaster: Workers' grievances can't be sidelined

Ten years ago, 27 men and women merely making a living were killed because of their employers' sheer irresponsibility

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5 February 2014

Tebay: RMT rally

The Lancs and District RMT branch is holding a commemorative rally on Saturday 15 February, ten years after the Tebay rail disaster

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