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From The Socialist newspaper, 15 December 2021

Guards fight for their grades on CrossCountry rail

RMT union members demonstrating against Johnson's threat to the right to strike, London 19.12.19, photo JB

RMT union members demonstrating against Johnson's threat to the right to strike, London 19.12.19, photo JB   (Click to enlarge)

RMT Socialist Party members

Guards are putting up a robust defence of their grades as CrossCountry management attempts to train up managers to cover guards' duties.

RMT has taken the correct decision to call out our senior conductor and train manager members on 24 and 31 December, and refuse to carry out coaching and shadowing duties in defence of the role of the guard.

Members delivered a massive 82% yes vote for action which clearly demonstrates strength of feeling on the issue. Other train operating companies have trained up other grades in an attempt to build a dependable army of scabs to be used to undermine any future action by RMT members.

West Midlands Trains management used 'contingency conductors' to attempt to run a train service during the 2019 senior conductors' driver-only operation dispute.

With the bosses planning massive cuts to rail workers jobs and conditions, it is no surprise that Cross Country management want to build a strike-breaking workforce - they want to defeat any future attempts by RMT to defend our members using industrial action.

The RMT is to ballot all members at Network Rail and train operating companies in England for strike action over pay, pensions and cuts to jobs. Socialists in the RMT welcome this important decision and will campaign for the biggest turnout and yes vote as possible

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In The Socialist 15 December 2021:


News

Tory cuts and privatisation leave NHS in crisis

Unions must fight for Covid workplace safety

Councils to make workers pay, again

Assange faces extradition

Global inequality grows


What we think

Split Tories and spineless Starmer


End of the USSR

The legacy of the collapse of Stalinism


LGBTQ+ rights

Stonewall attacked by the establishment


Workplace news

Sharon Graham: 100 days as Unite general secretary - the challenges ahead

Fighting union leadership needed to win NHS pay rise

Support tube workers fighting back

South Wales Stagecoach victory

Yorkshire Stagecoach strikers confidence growing

Welcome support for striking Scunthorpe scaffolders

Guards fight for their grades on CrossCountry rail

London colleges victory

Coventry bin workers strike against Christmas holiday cut

Sheffield couriers escalate and spread action

Uni support staff strike ballot

Tesco strike action latest

Barts health workers to strike for a pay rise

Worksop Wincanton depot strike builds


International news

Sudan: End military rule and poverty


Campaigns

Nana's eviction: Community vs heartless Labour council

London solidarity protest: Rio Tinto out of Serbia

Save St Mary's Leisure Centre in Southampton

Why we joined the Socialist Party

Selling the Socialist - Waltham Cross and Boscombe

Posters, car boot and socialist guided tour - some ideas to raise funds


Readers' opinion

TV review: Vaccine Wars: The Truth About Pfizer


Quiz 2021

Christmas quiz of 2021


 

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