MICK WHELAN talks to the Star about Tube strikes, rail fragmentation and the Tories’ attempts to stifle trade unionism
Monday 14th Sep 2015
posted by Morning Star in Features
Sunny jaunt follows ‘on holiday’ smears against union reps
Wednesday 9th Sep 2015
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
“DANGEROUS and foolish” London Mayor Boris Johnson was in the firing line yesterday after he shelved the September launch of all-night London Underground trains.
Four Tube lines were due to start running throughout Friday and Saturday nights from September 12, but the mayor...
Friday 28th Aug 2015
RAIL unions agreed to suspend two 24-hour strikes on the London Underground yesterday after “significant progress” was made during last ditch talks over the forthcoming all-night service.
RMT, Unite and TSSA have all agreed to call off the planned walkouts tonight and on...
Tuesday 25th Aug 2015
posted by Will Stone in Britain
THE start of all-night running on London’s Underground network is set to be delayed, it emerged yesterday, as drivers suspended strike action.
Workers have been locked in a bitter dispute over the impact of the new services on work-life balance.
White-collar union TSSA,...
Thursday 13th Aug 2015
Intransigent Mayor Johnson forces new action against rosters
Wednesday 12th Aug 2015
TALKS between unions and London Underground (LU) resumed yesterday in a bid to resolve disputes over “rosters from hell” for staff on the proposed 24-hour weekend services.
The leaders of rail unions RMT, Unite, TSSA and Aslef met with LU managers and handed them a...
Tuesday 11th Aug 2015
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
BORIS JOHNSON must quit “posturing” and break his seven-year refusal to talk to London Underground workers, rail union RMT said yesterday.
Following Thursday’s crippling strike, the London mayor has written to Tube staff individually in a direct appeal to them to...
Saturday 8th Aug 2015
posted by Morning Star in Britain
The ball is now firmly in London Underground’s court in the dispute over night working, writes MICK CASH
MORE London Underground maintenance staff will be balloted on strike action over all-night services, rail union RMT announced yesterday.
Its members at maintenance company Tube Lines, created as part of the Underground’s failed private finance initiative (PFI) but now in the...
Thursday 6th Aug 2015