Southern owners Keolis given Manchester franchise
Thursday 19th Jan 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
by Felicity Collier
TRAIN operator Abellio announced yesterday that it is selling off 40 per cent of its Greater Anglia rail franchise to the Japanese firm Mitsui.
RMT leader Mick Cash said that the plans make a “mockery” of the government’s...
Wednesday 18th Jan 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TALKS to avert further London Tube strikes were adjourned without agreement yesterday.
The RMT and TSSA unions had been in discussion with London Underground bosses at conciliation service Acas in a bid to resolve the dispute over jobs and ticket-office closures.
Workers held a...
Tuesday 17th Jan 2017
New franchise agreements pledge state support for bosses
Friday 13th Jan 2017
TUBE workers are set to ramp up their industrial action over job cuts and ticket office closures, RMT revealed yesterday.
The transport union says the dispute will be escalated from February 6 unless a settlement is reached.
More talks are planned on Monday, through...
ITALY became the latest European country to get a slice of the British railway pie yesterday when National Express announced it had sold its C2C franchise to state-owned Trenitalia for £70 million.
The sale of the London to Essex franchise sees Italy join Germany, Holland and...
Thursday 12th Jan 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Frankie Cottrell calls on company to negotiate with unions so his parents can get home on time
Wednesday 11th Jan 2017
DOZENS of Tube stations will not open today after rail unions rejected a revised offer on staffing levels.
The unions have accused London Underground of axing over 800 jobs in its Fit for the Future programme, under which every ticket office on the Tube network was closed.
Monday 9th Jan 2017
A TRANSPORT safety regulator is glossing over implications of driver-only operated (DOO) trains by proposing that companies such as Southern Rail should use them, rail union RMT said yesterday.
The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) released a report on Thursday which claimed that giving...
Friday 6th Jan 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
CUADRILLA starting construction of fracking wells in Lancashire is a dark day for our future.
The fracking fiasco is rotten the whole way through. The immediate issue of the government overturning the county council’s decision and rejecting the wishes of residents is utterly...
posted by Morning Star in Editorial