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6 June 2018

#NorthernFail: 250 rail services cancelled

Nationalise rail - don't delay!: Northern rail cancelled more than 250 trains entirely on 29 May. Where trains run at all they have been up to two hours late.

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8 March 2018

We feel that we will win - a striker speaks

3 March was our sixteenth strike day in a year-long dispute over the introduction of driver-only operated trains on the Merseyrail network

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7 March 2018

Whole lotta shakin' goin' on in DOO dispute

Saturday 3 March saw another solid strike across the Arriva Northern and Merseyrail railway franchises by guards

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31 January 2018

Merseyrail protest

A demonstration called by the transport union RMT took place outside Liverpool Town Hall ahead of a meeting of Merseyrail stakeholders on 25 January to show the incredible public support in favour of keeping the guards on Merseyrail trains

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3 January 2018

Rail: fares up, bosses' pay up - delays and cancellations up

Nationalise rail now!: Rail companies are ringing in the new year by inflicting yet more misery on long-suffering commuters.

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6 December 2017

Brutal rail privateer Abellio takes over Midlands rail services

Abellio has gained a brutal reputation from its stewardship of Scotrail, Merseyrail and Greater Anglia

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6 December 2017

Strikers rally in Liverpool

Workers on strike in three separate disputes held a joint rally in Liverpool city centre on Monday

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10 November 2017

Huge support for strikes of bus drivers and train guards

Public transport across Merseyside was nearly shut down

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1 November 2017

Coordinated strike action against driver-only operation

The RMT has announced coordinated strikes on five different networks

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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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1 September 2017

Merseyrail strike over safety: Labour mayor and councillors must reverse their decision

Another rock-solid strike marked the first of three more days' action on Merseyrail

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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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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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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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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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5 April 2017

TUSC to challenge for the Merseyside 'metro-mayor'

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is on the ballot paper for the inaugural election of the Liverpool City Region directly-elected mayor (the 'metro-mayor').

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30 March 2017

TUSC contests Liverpool City Region mayor election

Merseyside TUSC is fielding Roger Bannister for the regional mayoral election

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29 March 2017

TUSC backs RMT struggle against Merseyrail

Merseyside Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) deplores the refusal of Labour-run Merseyrail to engage in constructive negotiations with the RMT and we continue to offer our full support to the union

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