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  • Grayling finally meets unions to discuss Southern


    TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling finally met rail workers yesterday to discuss the long-running driver-only trains dispute on Southern.

    Rail union RMT general secretary Mick Cash said there was a “full and frank exchange,” and the talks will resume after the union has...

    Saturday 22nd Jul 2017

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Greater Anglians face wipeout of vital ticket offices


    EASTERN England could face a “wipeout” of railway ticket offices, transport union RMT warned yesterday.

    The union said Abellio, which runs Greater Anglia services from London Liverpool Street to the east of England, had indicated to reps that it will close all but seven...

    Wednesday 19th Jul 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Southern Rail: Layabout ministers force more rail strikes


    GUARDS on Southern Rail are to strike for another day to resolve their long-running safety dispute about retaining a second member of staff on the train.

    The RMT union said yesterday it had been “forced to take action” as neither Transport Secretary Chris Grayling nor...

    Wednesday 19th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Greater Anglia faces strike over threats to guards’ jobs


    A BITTER dispute over rail staffing is set to engulf another swathe of Britain’s national network — with guards on Greater Anglia now being balloted for strike action.

    The company, which runs trains between London Liverpool Street and East Anglia, has declined to guarantee...

    Tuesday 18th Jul 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Chancellor caught in sexism row


    CHANCELLOR Philip Hammond was labelled “deeply offensive” yesterday for allegedly suggesting that train driving was so easy “even” a woman could do it.

    His reported comment, at Tuesday’s meeting of the Cabinet, earned the former transport secretary a sharp...

    Monday 17th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories reward GTR’s blunders


    TRANSPORT Secretary Chris Grayling believes that old-fashioned anti-trade-union rhetoric can persuade Southern Rail passengers and taxpayers that franchisee Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) is doing its best in difficult circumstances.

    But his accusation that the Labour Party and the...

    Friday 14th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Editorial

  • Grayling whitewashes Southern Rail mess


    Tory admits unions not to blame but RMT slams pathetic fine

    Friday 14th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • A RIGHT RAIL STITCH-UP


    Unions call for independent body to take over Southern Rail assessment to avoid conflict of interest

    Wednesday 12th Jul 2017

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Disabled passengers join picket lines


    DISABILITY activists joined striking rail workers on picket lines yesterday as the bitter dispute over driver-only operated trains rumbled on.

    Disabled passengers on Southern Rail are now often expected to book their travel in advance — because services no longer operate with...

    Monday 10th Jul 2017

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Ministers ‘blocking end to dispute on Southern trains’


    RAIL unions blamed the government yesterday for blocking a settlement of the long-running Southern dispute as a weekend of fresh strikes was announced across three networks.

    RMT members will begin a three-day strike on Arriva Rail North today, while Merseyrail is set for industrial...

    Sunday 9th Jul 2017

    posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain


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