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  • Brummie cabbies hit with £1k licence

    TRANSPORT union RMT yesterday launched a major campaign against taxi access charges at Birmingham New Street station, which could see drivers hit with £1,000 a year charges.

    Birmingham taxi drivers already pay a fee to station operators Network Rail each time they pick up...

    Thursday 30th Jul 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Privateers pounce on Network Rail

    PRIVATEERS are poised to grab profitable slices of publicly owned Network Rail, transport union RMT warned yesterday.

    The union said the Tory government “has fired the starting gun on the creeping reprivatisation of Network Rail” as it was confirmed that six parts of the...

    Tuesday 21st Jul 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Tories attacked on botched mainline electrification

    by Our News Desk

    LABOUR tore into the government yesterday for misleading voters about its plans to electrify Midland mainline between London and Sheffield and the TransPennine route between Manchester and Leeds.

    The Tories pledged during the election campaign to pull...

    Saturday 27th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tories shelve rail investment scheme

    THE Tories were accused of cynical electioneering yesterday after they shelved a major rail investment scheme, just weeks after using it to bolster their election campaign.

    The Midland mainline and Transpennine routes in the north rail routes will be left with ageing diesel engines...

    Friday 26th Jun 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Network Rail staff vote to accept new pay offer

    NETWORK Rail workers who twice threatened strike action voted yesterday to accept a new two-year pay deal.

    Eighty per cent of workers balloted backed a deal that included a 2 per cent rise this year, an increase in line with RPI inflation next year and an pledge of no compulsory...

    Thursday 25th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unfair sacking battle goes to 2nd strike

    RAIL workers in northern England walked out for 24 hours yesterday in their second strike in protest at the sacking of a train conductor.

    Weekly strikes are being staged by members of transport union RMT after conductor at Grimsby railway station was dismissed.

    It followed an...

    Monday 15th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Network Rail strike off as bosses table new offer

    TRACK WORKERS have again called off plans for the first national rail strike in over 20 years after bosses came up with an improved offer.

    RMT members at Network Rail were due to walk out for 24 hours from Thursday afternoon, then stage a two-day stoppage next week, in an ongoing...

    Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Network Rail strike back on track – RMT

    Reps reject latest offer and pledge walkout

    Friday 29th May 2015

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Part Network Rail sell-off would cause jobs crisis, warns RMT

    RAIL union RMT warned yesterday of the looming jobs crisis facing Network Rail staff following revelations that the government was planning to sell off parts of the publicly owned company. Not-for-profit Network Rail employs 35,000 staff and is responsible for maintaining the...

    Tuesday 26th May 2015

    posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain

  • Trains pulled as strike looms

    TRAIN companies have started cancelling bank holiday services due to a planned strike by Network Rail (NR) staff in a row over pay, even though talks are continuing.

    The company said that it could not bank on unions calling off a planned 24-hour walkout from 5pm on Monday.


    Thursday 21st May 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain