Reports and Campaigns
Reports and campaigns:
4 October 2017
Further rail strikes took place against driver-only operation across the country on 3 October. RMT members once again walked out on Southern, Merseyrail and Arriva Rail North plus on Greater Anglia for the first time
6 September 2017
The European Single Market is a major barrier to any incoming socialist or anti-austerity government
1 September 2017
The government and Northern Rail are trying to impose DOO
23 August 2017
There was unanimous agreement that the victory of Corbyn raises the possibility of RMT once again affiliating to Labour, but the discussion also recognised the structures of Labour remain in the hands of the right
9 August 2017
Rail union RMT has condemned plans by the Welsh Labour government to further privatise the Welsh rail network
12 July 2017
Continued coordinated action against driver-only operation on three rail networks has continued, with strikes on Merseyrail, Northern and Southern starting on 8 July
5 July 2017
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently released his 'Mayor's Transport Strategy' for public consultation.
4 July 2017
The Labour-run 'Liverpool city region transport committee' still intends to take guards off the trains and introduce 'driver-only operation'. We support the RMT, taking 24-hour strike action against this on 8, 10 and 23 of July.
24 May 2017
The third coordinated strike action involving 2,000 workers on Southern, Northern and Merseyrail against driver-only operation scheduled for 30 May has been suspended following the bombing in Manchester
3 May 2017
Just over a year after the Southern Rail dispute began, rail workers gathered to send a clear message to the government and rail companies that they will continue fighting to keep guards on the trains
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
22 March 2017
Members of train drivers' union Aslef on Southern Rail are being balloted for a second time on an offer from the company to resolve the dispute over driver-only operation of trains (DOO)
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.
1 March 2017
The RMT Southern Rail guards picket line was out again in force outside Victoria station for the latest strike on 22 February
22 February 2017
What we saw including an appalling Tory attack on the homeless, an NHS tale, refugee solidarity and a train robbery.
16 February 2017
Train drivers in the trade union Aslef have delivered a tremendous answer of working-class solidarity that will astound Southern Rail management and the Tory government but also their own union leadership and that of the TUC. Despite the recommendation by Aslef leaders to accept the deal to end their dispute, drivers have rejected it by 54%-46% after a 72% turnout.
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
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