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26 August 2009

Passengers want publicly owned buses

Bus passengers will not have been surprised by a recent report from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) accusing bus companies of milking public subsidies and taking advantage of the free bus passes enjoyed by the over 60s and people with disabilities, writes Calvin Payne, Sheffield.

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12 August 2009

South Yorkshire bus drivers plan more strikes

Drivers working for South Yorkshire's largest bus company, First, are planning more strikes following a legal challenge leading to the postponement of one strike...

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13 May 2009

Renationalise the railways

THE GOVERNMENT'S budget for Britain's rail system is facing chaos. First Great Western wants to walk away from a vital updating contract without footing the entire bill of 1.1 billion. Mark Pickersgill reports.

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8 April 2009

Stockport cab drivers fight deregulation

While over 100 journalists from local newspapers under threat gathered inside Manchester town hall on a Friday night to discuss the way forward, one in every three of Stockport's black cab drivers circled the building in a show of support, writes Hugh Caffrey, Manchester.

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7 January 2009

The great rail fares rip-off

PRIVATE RAIL operating companies in the UK have announced huge fares increases, way above the rate of inflation, for 'peak' and 'off-peak' journeys...

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6 December 2007

Rail fares unfair

THE PRIVATISED firms in the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) are raising rail fares throughout Britain again - this time by up to 15% from 2 January...

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11 January 2007

Public transport and private ownership don't mix

NEW LABOUR claims to defend both the environment and public services. Their claims look hollow following the large rises recently announced in rail prices.

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4 January 2007

We want our busses back!

Bus fares rise again: We Want Our Buses Back (WWOBB) campaigners will be on the march again in Sheffield, on Saturday 6 January, protesting against bus fare rises...

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15 December 2006

Protesting against fare increases

SOUTH YORKSHIRE First have announced more bus fare increases from 6 January...

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6 July 2006

Bus campaign prepares support for striking drivers

SHEFFIELD'S "WE Want Our Buses Back" campaign is preparing to support bus drivers as they are get ready to strike over a 1.8% pay offer from a company (First) that increased fares by nearly 50% last year, writes Calvin Payne, Sheffield.

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8 June 2006

Chile: Youth take to the streets demanding action

A WEEK-long mass movement of secondary school students in Chile, demanding education reforms, culminated in a one million strong strike last Monday...

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24 November 2005

Sheffield bus protest

AROUND 300 people marched through Sheffield last Saturday, 19 November, to protest at First's bus fares rise...

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3 November 2005

Sacked for defending union rights

London bus driver: ANDY BEADLE, the TGWU shop steward for the Peckham bus garage in south London and a long-standing member of the Socialist Party was "summarily dismissed" on 28 October...

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25 August 2005

First bus company raises fares and cuts services

South Yorkshire: This time last year, Sheffield Socialist Party members were on picket lines supporting South Yorkshire First bus drivers striking for better pay...

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24 July 2004

Take Back The Railways!

MEMBERS OF the rail union RMT, lobbying Parliament on 20 July for a publicly owned rail system, spoke to KEN SMITH...

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1 November 2003

Network Rail: Not renationalisation as we know it

THE DECISION by Network Rail, a not-for-profit company, to take back 'in-house' all maintenance on the main line railways is a welcome step in reversing the catastrophic privatisation experiment...

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19 January 2001

Safety goes down the tube

PUBLIC-PRIVATE Partnership (PPP) is the government's preferred mechanism for privatising the infrastructure of London Underground...

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