Reports and Campaigns
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15 November 2017
Train managers, caterers, customer service and the other non-driving grades represented by the RMT union at Virgin West Coast are in dispute with bosses over a divisive pay offer
1 November 2017
The RMT has announced coordinated strikes on five different networks
25 October 2017
Despite Aslef's policy being against DOO, Southern management have talked the leadership into accepting trains running without them
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)
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.
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
14 December 2016
Members of train drivers' unions Aslef and RMT are taking three days of strike action on Southern Rail on 13, 14 and 16 December in the long-running dispute over the removal of guards.
30 November 2016
Combined strike action by up to 400 train drivers and other rail workers is set to bring Southern and London Underground to a standstill.
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.
5 October 2016
Under attack but organising to fight back: Transport workers' union RMT has been involved in many recent disputes and played an important role in supporting both Jeremy Corbyn and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition. RMT president Sean Hoyle spoke to the Socialist.
28 September 2016
ScotRail guards have won a big victory, proving that determined strike action works.
2 December 2015
Do you have something to say? Anti-welfare propaganda, state school parents asked to pay for teachers, rail bosses' wages, and the power of effective opposition.
21 October 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Unison Scotland calls for no-cuts budgets, London DLR cleaners dispute, Arriva Wales train strikes, Alfreton Grange Arts College walkout.
18 June 2015
Aslef members on London Underground have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over the company's decision to try to force through, without negotiation, new rosters which would mean Tube drivers will have to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay
10 December 2014
The "Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)" or TUPE regulations are European Union regulations which offer limited protections to workers when they are transferred from one employer to another, writes An Aslef member.
3 September 2014
London bus pay demo: On 11 September, London bus drivers are demonstrating for unified pay rates across the several bus firms
5 March 2014
Depot drivers who are in the RMT at Heaton Depot, Newcastle and Neville Hill Depot, Leeds, working for Northern Rail, have voted by a massive majority, for strike action
27 June 2011
On 23 June Arwyn Thomas, a victimised London Underground train driver was reinstated following a long battle
2 February 2011
RMT train drivers working for Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) were planning a second day of strike action on 4 February as part of their campaign for fair pay, writes Ross Saunders.
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