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14 February 2018

Sadiq Khan's bus drivers' London licence doesn't go far enough

Labour's Sadiq Khan spoke to London bus workers when he stood for London mayor and promised to deliver strikers' pay demands - but we are still waiting

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16 December 2017

Arriva bus drivers' action wins pay rise

Arriva backed down and offered a two-year deal, accepted by Unite members this week

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15 November 2017

What we saw

Train drivers' pay and tantrum-throwing bosses.

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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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8 November 2017

Ireland: rail workers demand share of 'recovery'

Rail workers in the Irish Republic walked out on 7 November for 24 hours, the second stoppage in their demand for a 3.75% pay rise

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30 August 2017

Should you be furious about 'furious cycling'?

Rather than allowing the press to whip up division between pedestrians, cyclists and drivers, we should be united in demanding urgent transport investment

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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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19 April 2017

Buses and buggies: a driver speaks

Reader's comment: Workers and poor people who use public transport shouldn't have to squabble with each other. Wheelchair users, parents with buggies and bus drivers are not enemies

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12 April 2017

47,000 kids exposed to illegal toxic air

Fight for publicly owned green energy and transport: Thousands of kids across Britain are having their living conditions worsened and lives potentially shortened as they are exposed to illegal levels of air pollution.

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18 January 2017

London: Taxi drivers gridlock City of London

London taxi drivers gridlocked the City of London on 12 January in protest at the closure of Bank junction to taxis, ending a 360 year old trade in the area, writes Dave Wallis, Vice chair, RMT London taxi branch.

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18 January 2017

Pollution kills 600: fight for clean air!

For ten days between March and April 2014, levels of poisonous particulates caused an extra 300 premature deaths in the UK, according to a recent government estimate.

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14 December 2016

The Socialist Inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors. Scrooge bosses; local lotteries; liberal confusion.

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7 December 2016

Sudan: General strike in defiance of regime

A three-day strike between 27-29 November shook the regime in Sudan. According to reports from activists and supporters of the CWI in Sudan, universities, schools, market places, public transport and many private businesses, cafes, shops and restaurants were closed.

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30 November 2016

The Socialist Inbox

Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Croydon tram tragedy; bully bailiff gets wrong house; waiters' wages; stop Lord Sainsbury; 'I, Daniel Blake'; super seventies?

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31 August 2016

What We Saw

Ending relationships can be awkward - but most agree doing it by text message is unacceptable. Unless you're the boss of a bus firm, that is.

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24 August 2016

Train fares to rise again - nationalise railways now!

Sick of getting into work feeling like a two-day-old used face wipe? Well soon you will have to pay an extra 1.9% for the privilege. Regulated rail fares will rise again next year in line with this year's 'RPI' inflation figures.

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13 July 2016

Rail fail

Commuters with banners and megaphones protested against privatised rail operator Southern's appalling service in London's Victoria station on 11 July

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1 June 2016

Jobseekers told: take three-hour commute

Getting a job in austerity Britain is not a guaranteed or easy thing. I am a recent university graduate, and have spent the past couple of months job hunting. I can see how hard it can be to get your foot in the door - then we have this ridiculous 'advice' from the DWP.

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1 June 2016

Khan air

The new mayor of London has approved an urban airport's right to buy public land for expansion

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