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Transport / Rail


4 October 2017

RMT strikes against removal of train guards spreads

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

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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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1 September 2017

RMT fighting for passenger safety, accessibility and security

The government and Northern Rail are trying to impose DOO

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23 August 2017

RMT and the Labour Party affiliation debate

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

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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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12 July 2017

Strike against driver-only operated trains continues

Continued coordinated action against driver-only operation on three rail networks has continued, with strikes on Merseyrail, Northern and Southern starting on 8 July

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5 July 2017

Transport strategy: London's mayor is no visionary

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan recently released his 'Mayor's Transport Strategy' for public consultation.

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4 July 2017

Support the Merseyrail strikes against DOO

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.

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24 May 2017

Third strike against driver-only operated trains suspended but dispute continues

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

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3 May 2017

Transport union protests against driver-only operation outside parliament

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

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12 April 2017

Solid strike across the rail network against unsafe driver-only operation

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.

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5 April 2017

Walkout on three rail networks against driver-only operated trains

Further strike action across the country's rail network will take place on 8 April

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22 March 2017

Aslef offer: unity needed with the RMT

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)

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22 March 2017

Merseyrail guard found not guilty of "endangering safety"

Martin Zee, a train guard working for Merseyrail, has been found not guilty of "endangering safety by wilful omission"

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15 March 2017

Workers on three rail networks strike

The Southern Rail dispute has spread to Northern Rail and Merseyrail

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8 March 2017

Second front in battle over driver-only operation opens on Northern Rail

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.

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1 March 2017

Southern Rail strike continues

The RMT Southern Rail guards picket line was out again in force outside Victoria station for the latest strike on 22 February

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22 February 2017

What we saw

What we saw including an appalling Tory attack on the homeless, an NHS tale, refugee solidarity and a train robbery.

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16 February 2017

Aslef members reject Southern deal - now for coordinated action to fight to win

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.

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15 February 2017

United fightback needed as entire grade of rail worker is at stake

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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