MINISTERS have crammed the Queen’s Speech with vague promises that have no bearing on whether the lives of working people would improve over the next parliament, unions said yesterday.
The priorities for the government included Bills concerning Brexit, including the creation of a...
Thursday 22nd Jun 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
RAIL workers are facing a “surge in violence” from gangs at Scottish stations but their warnings to management have fallen on deaf ears, transport union RMT claimed yesterday.
Staff are staging a protest at the notorious Hamilton Central station in South Lanarkshire...
Tuesday 20th Jun 2017
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Union leaders demand Tories reverse £3bn cuts
Wednesday 14th Jun 2017
RAIL union RMT called on train operators yesterday to ditch plans to get rid of guards in the light of the general election result.
RMT said that public support for Labour’s manifesto, including renationalisation of the rail industry, showed there was “no national...
Tuesday 13th Jun 2017
RMT accuses Conservatives of hypocrisy for commending transport police and workers while forcing huge job cuts
Wednesday 7th Jun 2017
RAIL workers’ leaders called yesterday for an urgent summit with industry bosses, government ministers, police and unions over an increased risk of terror attacks if guards are removed from trains.
The appeal follows the Manchester Arena suicide bomb attack, in which rail staff...
Saturday 3rd Jun 2017
Transport unions welcome Corbyn’s plans
Friday 2nd Jun 2017
TRANSPORT union RMT vowed yesterday to fight “all the way” against cuts to renewals work for Network Rail which they claim will threaten jobs and passenger safety.
The battle cry came in response to a consultation document given to the union by contractors Carillion, which...
Friday 26th May 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
RAIL workers have suspended strikes to protect the safety-critical guard role in the wake of the Manchester terror attack.
RMT members on Southern, Arriva Rail North and Merseyrail had been due to walk out on May 30 but the union’s executive delayed the action “in light of...
Wednesday 24th May 2017
DELEGATES to the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference called on commuters yesterday to rally behind the party which will renationalise the railways and keep safety-critical train guards.
TSSA delegate Ray Spiteri made the call as conference debated a motion opposing...
Saturday 20th May 2017