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28 August 2019
As new strikes begin on South Western Railway, in the long running industrial dispute over guards and the result of the transport union RMT general secretary election is announced, the Socialist spoke to Sean Hoyle, the left candidate in the general secretary election.
26 June 2019
RMT transport union guards striking on South Western Rail are determined to carry on the fight to keep the guards
12 June 2019
Talks between the RMT transport union and South Western Railway (SWR) at conciliation services Acas have failed to achieve an acceptable agreement.
5 June 2019
Train fleet maintenance workers in the RMT transport union are celebrating in South Wales after scoring what looks like a complete victory without having to fire a shot.
5 June 2019
Skilled jobs are going and more are threatened with the possible closure of the St Rollox 'Caley' historic railway yard in Glasgow. Owner Gemini is now issuing compulsory redundancies.
29 May 2019
RMT transport union members in train fleet maintenance in Wales are planning to strike against a threat to their job security, pensions, pay and terms and conditions
8 May 2019
It's one world for the bosses, and another for the rest of us. Fat cat pay; rail deregulation.
17 April 2019
Cleaning staff on Arriva Rail North have been told by their employer, outsourcer ISS, that they will be forced to work eleven days with pay owed in arrears. Members of transport union RMT protested outside Manchester Victoria station on 10 April.
6 March 2019
What does it take before one of the most incompetent government ministers in modern times is sacked? I am of course talking about transport minister Chris Grayling.
13 February 2019
47 days of determined industrial action have won a significant breakthrough
30 January 2019
More than 150 trade unionists and activists rallied to Hull and District trade union council's call to defend the transport union RMT's picket line on 26 January.
9 January 2019
The government continues to claim that Britain's economy is doing great and that everyone's wages are sky high.
9 January 2019
Far-right protesters, wearing yellow vests, verbally abused the RMT transport union picket line at Manchester Victoria station on 5 January.
2 January 2019
Queues and scuffles to squeeze aboard, delays and cancellations as the life sweats out of you
21 November 2018
RMT transport union members picketing Manchester Victoria train station on 10 November had an unusual visitor - and it wasn't Santa Claus. It was none other than David Brown, managing director of Arriva Rail North.
14 November 2018
It was standing room only as a packed meeting in Leeds supported the long-running dispute to maintain the safety-critical role of the guard on Arriva Rail North
7 November 2018
1,300 train guards across the north of England took their 34th day of strike action in defence of a safe, secure and accessible railway on 3 November.
24 October 2018
Rail companies have undermined the safety of passengers
17 October 2018
Workers on South Western Railway are striking for five days from 23 to 27 October against management plans to remove the safety-critical role of the guard.
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