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12 April 2017
Train strikes brought large parts of the country to a standstill on 8 April. Train guards in the RMT union struck against driver-only operation (DOO) on Merseyrail which affected the Grand National horse race, on Northern Rail and again on Southern Rail, days before the franchise's boss doubled his pay.
5 April 2017
Further strike action across the country's rail network will take place on 8 April
5 April 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Unite elections, NHS, Star Trek, and Welsh trains.
29 March 2017
Merseyside Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) deplores the refusal of Labour-run Merseyrail to engage in constructive negotiations with the RMT and we continue to offer our full support to the union
22 March 2017
Martin Zee, a train guard working for Merseyrail, has been found not guilty of "endangering safety by wilful omission"
15 March 2017
The Southern Rail dispute has spread to Northern Rail and Merseyrail
8 March 2017
Northern Rail train guards have voted by an overwhelming majority in favour of strike action against the introduction of driver-only operation (DOO). Our first strike date is 13 March and is planned to coincide with our striking brothers and sisters on Southern and Merseyrail.
27 February 2017
On 7 March 2017 at 9.30am the RMT union will be staging a protest in Derby Square, Liverpool, against the introduction of 'driver only operated' trains on Merseyrail
22 February 2017
What we saw including an appalling Tory attack on the homeless, an NHS tale, refugee solidarity and a train robbery.
15 February 2017
The Southern Rail dispute has been a high-profile battle in which the future of an entire grade of rail worker is at stake
8 February 2017
Train guards have faced down bosses at London Midland in a dispute over the use of outsourced security guards on trains.
6 February 2017
In an attempt to end the long-running, bitter dispute against driver only operation, Southern Rail has made an offer to drivers in Aslef
25 January 2017
Aslef suspended its action but the RMT has pressed on
18 January 2017
The Southern Rail strike continues on 23 January by trains guards and station staff in the RMT. This follows a second wave of action by Southern drivers in Aslef and RMT
4 January 2017
Support the strikes! Rail fares are increasing again, this time by an average of 2.3%
23 November 2016
RMT members who are conductors on Southern Rail have taken part in the 16th and 17th day of strike action to defend the safety-critical role of the conductor.
16 November 2016
Feature about privatisation including: Casualisation in education, health service workers - a history of struggle and fighting trade unions - key to defending conditions.
2 November 2016
Workers have turned out in large numbers at the Southern Rail offices in Barnham, West Sussex, determined to win their dispute. "The result at ScotRail [where workers won a victory to keep conductors on every train] is a boost to our campaign and gives us confidence we can get a result," was the view of an RMT member on the recent strike.
19 October 2016
London Underground (LU) cleaners protested outside the London mayor's office on 13 October. Our pay and conditions are being attacked by the private contractors employed by London Underground. The RMT
5 October 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Virgin Trains strike; Ritzy cinema strike; Newsquest journalists' strike.
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