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6 December 2017

Nationalise rail now

East Coast line rescued from private failure AGAIN - biggest hike in fares for five years- transport workers under attack

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15 November 2017

What we saw

Train drivers' pay and tantrum-throwing bosses.

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6 September 2017

How the Single Market blocks socialist policies

The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government

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9 August 2017

RMT condemns Welsh government rail privatisation

Rail union RMT has condemned plans by the Welsh Labour government to further privatise the Welsh rail network

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4 January 2017

Nationalise rail now!

Support the strikes! Rail fares are increasing again, this time by an average of 2.3%

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28 September 2016

Students late and hungry due to privatised trains

Just weeks after Jeremy Corbyn was taken to task by the media for highlighting overcrowding on trains under privatisation, more evidence has emerged of its effects.

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7 September 2016

Rail workers fighting back!

The disputes the RMT has been involved in this summer are all tied to the bosses' drive to implement cutbacks

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24 August 2016

Train fares to rise again - nationalise railways now!

Sick of getting into work feeling like a two-day-old used face wipe? Well soon you will have to pay an extra 1.9% for the privilege. Regulated rail fares will rise again next year in line with this year's 'RPI' inflation figures.

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18 August 2016

Corbyn backs teaching assistants at hundreds-strong rally

"Corbyn is likely to be the first ever prime minister to have stood on a picket line" said former Derby North MP Chris Williamson

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14 June 2016

Uber drivers strike against unfair fares

Around a thousand taxi drivers for multinational private hire firm Uber struck for 24 hours on 6 June. Strikers also protested outside Uber's Birmingham office at midday

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1 June 2016

Jobseekers told: take three-hour commute

Getting a job in austerity Britain is not a guaranteed or easy thing. I am a recent university graduate, and have spent the past couple of months job hunting. I can see how hard it can be to get your foot in the door - then we have this ridiculous 'advice' from the DWP.

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6 January 2016

UK's private rail fares six times public rates

Workers in Britain spend six times as much of their salaries on privatised rail fares as Europeans who use publicly owned services, a new study has shown.

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6 January 2016

What we saw: Sadiq Khan's promises on London transport

Our news editor was leafleted by Labour right-winger Sadiq Khan's election team on his way in to work. Khan is standing for London mayor, and transport is a centrepiece of his campaign.

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9 December 2015

Rail fares and profits rise as service suffers

Rail fares are set to increase again from January next year. Annual turnover at South West Trains topped 1 billion this year.

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2 September 2015

Greed: bosses hike rail fares three times faster than wages

Rail fares have risen three times faster than wages over the last five years. Meanwhile, profiteering rail companies continue to neglect public safety, threatening to axe more essential guards and station staff.

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19 August 2015

Them & Us

Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.

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1 July 2015

Government reneges on rail modernisation pledge

Last week transport secretary Patrick Mcloughlin announced that Network Rail's 38.5 billion modernisation plan for Britain's railways has been postponed. This underscores the government's intentions of yet more savage cuts in public spending.

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1 July 2015

Scotland ferry 'lifeline' sell-off strike

West Scotland ferry workers struck on 25 June against privatisation and cuts to jobs, pay and pensions on their "lifeline" routes.

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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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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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