Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
6 September 2017
The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government
9 August 2017
Rail union RMT has condemned plans by the Welsh Labour government to further privatise the Welsh rail network
4 January 2017
Support the strikes! Rail fares are increasing again, this time by an average of 2.3%
28 September 2016
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.
7 September 2016
The disputes the RMT has been involved in this summer are all tied to the bosses' drive to implement cutbacks
24 August 2016
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.
18 August 2016
"Corbyn is likely to be the first ever prime minister to have stood on a picket line" said former Derby North MP Chris Williamson
14 June 2016
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
1 June 2016
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.
6 January 2016
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.
6 January 2016
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.
9 December 2015
Rail fares are set to increase again from January next year. Annual turnover at South West Trains topped £1 billion this year.
2 September 2015
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.
19 August 2015
Short dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of the bosses and their politicians.
1 July 2015
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.
1 July 2015
West Scotland ferry workers struck on 25 June against privatisation and cuts to jobs, pay and pensions on their "lifeline" routes.
17 September 2014
Socialist Party members campaigned with transport union RMT against rail fare increases on Monday 8 September, writes Iain Dalton, Leeds Socialist Party.
2 April 2014
Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall
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
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
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