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  • Tube strike on as talks break down

    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

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Tube workers set to walk out over ‘dangerous’ staff cuts

    TUBE workers are set for strike action in the new year in a bid to block bosses’ dangerous plans to sack 900 front-line staff, unions announced yesterday.

    RMT and TSSA will stage a 24-hour stoppage from 6pm on Sunday January 8 in the ongoing row over ticket office closures and...

    Friday 23rd Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Leaked papers show middle management ‘agree with RMT’

    LEAKED documents have revealed that middle managers with London Underground “agree with the RMT” and branded Tube ticket office closures a “disaster.”

    Members of rail unions RMT and TSSA are currently refusing to work overtime at London Underground stations...

    Wednesday 21st Dec 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Union calls on Tube bosses reverse ‘dangerous plans’

    TRANSPORT union TSSA have urged rail bosses to “see sense” as London Underground workers launched an overtime ban in a dispute over jobs and ticket office closures yesterday.

    The union has slammed a ticket office closure and job cuts programme agreed by former mayor of...

    Friday 9th Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Cortes wins re-election as transport union leader

    MANUEL CORTES was re-elected as general secretary of transport union TSSA yesterday, winning a second term with almost 66 per cent of the vote.

    He urged members to rededicate themselves to the struggle in the new year, which marks the 120th anniversary of the union’s...

    Friday 2nd Dec 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tube’s TSSA staff vote for strikes over closures

    LONDON’S Tube station staff could strike over the closure of ticket offices, their union announced yesterday.

    Members of the Transport Salaried Staffs Association (TSSA) voted more than two to one to take strike action, with 92 per cent endorsing action short of strike.


    Wednesday 30th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Renationalisation calls grow louder as 50 trains a day late

    SCOTTISH Labour revealed yesterday that almost 50 trains a day are cancelled or severely delayed on Scotland’s railways, amid mounting calls for the rail network to return to public ownership.

    Figures from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) showed that a daily average of 49 trains...

    Monday 28th Nov 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • 85% of Tube staff vote to strike over ‘unsafe’ job cuts

    by Steve Sweeney

    RAIL union RMT warned yesterday that “cuts have left safety on a knife edge” as its members on London Underground voted overwhelmingly for strike action.

    Eighty-five per cent of platform and station staff backed walkouts over plans to axe...

    Wednesday 16th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • HS2 profits handed to train privateers

    Minister announces publicly funded project is up for grabs

    Saturday 5th Nov 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Unions threaten action to stop police merger

    SCOTLAND’S railways could see industrial action next summer if Holyrood presses ahead with plans to merge British Transport Police (BTP) with Police Scotland, unions warned at the weekend.

    The cross-party Smith Commission recommended BTP devolution in the wake of 2014’s No...

    Monday 31st Oct 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain