DISABLED passengers will be hit the hardest by the removal of guards from Britain’s railways, Labour said yesterday.
Shadow transport minister Pat Glass accused ministers of breaking disability discrimination laws by encouraging rail firms to take guards off trains.
Friday 24th Feb 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
Drivers ballot on strike action after bosses lock them out of promotion
Tuesday 21st Feb 2017
‘Disgraceful’ franchise threatens to punish strikers
Monday 20th Feb 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
Aslef vote puts brakes on railway’s plans for driver-only trains
Friday 17th Feb 2017
SOUTHERN Rail faces another strike by its mistreated workforce in a long-running dispute over staff cuts and safety after talks collapsed on Tuesday.
Members of rail union RMT will walk out for 24 hours next Wednesday, February 22, as the row over cutting conductors from trains...
Thursday 16th Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
BOSSES at Southern Rail were in talks with union reps yesterday in a bid to solve a long-running row over the role of conductors.
Southern faced opposition from both drivers and conductors over its plans to expand driver-only trains, leading to scores of strikes on the network.
Wednesday 15th Feb 2017
THE newest foreign owner of Britain’s privatised railway said yesterday that it plans to “leverage” its relationship with the Department for Transport (DfT) in order to expand further.
Italian state railway Trenitalia announced yesterday that it had completed its...
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
THE battle over driver-only trains spread to another rail operator yesterday, with more guards balloted for strike action.
Rail union RMT said Northern Rail had failed to provide assurances over the role of the guard as part of its modernisation plans.
The expansion of...
Friday 10th Feb 2017
RAIL union RMT demanded guarantees from Southern Rail yesterday that guards will be kept on trains ahead of talks next week.
The union, which represents guards on Southern, issued a demand for bosses to commit to having a second safety-critical staff member on every train.
Thursday 9th Feb 2017
Union insists second person is still on train
Wednesday 8th Feb 2017