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14 May 2014

Freedom Riders- action brings victory

South Yorkshire's Freedom Riders win a victory in campaign to get back travel concessions

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14 May 2014

Workplace news in brief

TFL strike: RMT, TSSA and Unite took joint strike action across Transport for London (TfL) for the first time in response to a threatened freeze on pay and pensions

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23 April 2014

Rail workers prepare for action

Recently it was revealed in the Guardian newspaper that from the 4 billion in tax-payer subsidy to train operating companies, 200 million was siphoned off as dividends to shareholders

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2 April 2014

Fare-refusal protest demands restored rail passes

Elderly and disabled people took part in Freedom Ride on 31st March, catching trains to Meadowhall

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5 March 2014

Train drivers vote for action at Northern Rail

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

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12 February 2014

Tebay disaster: Workers' grievances can't be sidelined

Ten years ago, 27 men and women merely making a living were killed because of their employers' sheer irresponsibility

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5 February 2014

Tebay: RMT rally

The Lancs and District RMT branch is holding a commemorative rally on Saturday 15 February, ten years after the Tebay rail disaster

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27 January 2014

TSSA votes for strikes in London tube dispute

The TSSA rail union has voted to strike in the dispute over the Mayor's plans to close all 260 Tube ticket offices and axe nearly 1,000 jobs

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22 January 2014

Transport workers have power to defeat cuts

Almost 1,000 jobs to go, all ticket offices to be closed, workers to lose as much as 10,000, new grades on lower wages. This is what faces Londoners if the Underground workers lose the battle that looms over the city

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23 December 2013

RMT responds to rail price announcement

Just as the private train companies are closing down services due to adverse weather they are publishing fare increases which massively outstrip wages and which will once again hit low to medium earners where it hurts

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11 December 2013

Cameron 'kowtows' to Chinese dictatorship

Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty 'principles': David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending 'democracy' or 'human rights' in order to secure new profitable deals for British capitalism, writes Vincent Kolo,

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RMT lobby against privatisation on the railways , photo Paul Mattsson

30 October 2013

20 years of privatised train robbery

November marks 20 years since John Major's Tory government gave the go-ahead to splitting up and selling off British Rail

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18 September 2013

Royal Mail: Con-Dems and 'the mafia'

The following letter from Tony Mulhearn, Socialist Party member and Liverpool 47, was published in the Liverpool Echo

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27 August 2013

Bank holiday weekend strike by London Overground workers

Transport for London (TfL) is threatening the safety of 70 million London Overground rail passengers a year

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26 June 2013

RMT: Fighting casualisation

The Annual General Meeting (National Conference) of the Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers Union (RMT) opened on 23 June in Brighton

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8 May 2013

Workplace news in brief

Airport strike: Cleaners at Manchester Airport took solid strike action on 3 May against a drastic worsening of their conditions...

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30 April 2013

RMT May Day protests

Transport union RMT will be turning the spotlight on rail cuts this May Day

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13 March 2013

Workplace news in brief

Rail cleaners strike: Cleaners working for Churchill on Arriva Trains Wales will be on 24-hour strike on 16 March. The RMT members have voted by 9:1 for action over pay and terms and conditions...

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RMT protest July 2012, photo Paul Mattsson

16 January 2013

Renationalise the railways now!

On 19 January 1993, John Major's Tory government passed the British Coal and British Rail (Transfer Proposals) Act which led to the splitting up and privatisation of British Rail...

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9 January 2013

RMT increases membership

Rail, maritime and transport union RMT announced today that it has continued to increase its membership in the past twelve months in the teeth of the most savage attacks on jobs and working conditions for a generation...

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