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  • Tube staff coud strike over ‘dash’ to demolish depot

    TUBE maintenance workers could go on strike over the controversial Earls Court development after its was confirmed yesterday that they will be balloted for action.

    Hundreds of track maintenance staff at Lillie Bridge Tube depot in Earls Court, west London, have been “caught in...

    Thursday 14th Apr 2016

    posted by Will Stone in Britain

  • Tube strike provoked by bosses’ ‘hostility’

    DRIVERS on the London Underground’s Piccadilly line will strike next week after a “comprehensive breakdown in industrial relations,” their union announced yesterday.

    They will walk out for 24-hour stints from 9pm on Wednesday March 23 and from 12 noon on Tuesday April...

    Friday 18th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Night tube will open in August

    Johnson slammed for politicising the long-delayed service ahead of Tory leadership scrap with Osborne

    Monday 14th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tube staff saved woman’s life – we can’t afford cuts

    CUTS on the London Underground are putting lives at risk, rail workers said yesterday after investigators confirmed that a woman dragged along a platform was only saved by the intervention of staff.

    The woman fell under a Northern line train and was dragged 60 feet last March, when her...

    Friday 11th Mar 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • ‘Complacent’ Tube chiefs shrug off night crime risk

    TUBE and police chiefs were accused of “complacency” yesterday after a report shot down claims that all-night Tube running would result in no increase in crime rates.

    Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has said the feted Night Tube would have “no...

    Friday 11th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Aslef’s Tube drivers agree to all-night service deal

    AN ALL-night Tube service in London came a step nearer yesterday when train drivers voted by almost nine to one to accept a pay deal for the service.

    Aslef said its members backed the four-year above-inflation wage offer by 88 per cent in a move welcomed by Tube bosses following a...

    Tuesday 8th Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Tube Lines staff reject night offer

    CONTRACTED-OUT Tube maintenance staff are balloting for strike action after they were offered an “unacceptably” worse deal than in-house workers, transport union RMT announced yesterday.

    The union is concerned that the offer put to employees of Tube Lines would be...

    Friday 4th Mar 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Tube hub staff ballot to strike on job transfers

    TUBE control room staff are to be balloted on strike action in a row over pay and the “off-loading” of maintenance responsibilities, TSSA announced yesterday.

    The union said London Underground (LU) bosses were “continuing to drag out this unnecessary dispute”...

    Thursday 3rd Mar 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT workers vote for all-night trains

    UNDERGROUND workers yesterday gave the thumbs-up to all-night Tube running in London, but there are doubts whether the service will start before Mayor Boris Johnson leaves office in May.

    London Undergound operations director Steve Griffiths said the company could now focus on...

    Wednesday 2nd Mar 2016

    posted by Conrad Landin in Britain

  • Engaging history of transport workers’ struggles in London

    Hold on Tight: London Transport and the Trade Unions
    by Martin Eady
    (Capital Transport Publishing, £19.95)

    PLACING events in their historical context, this fascinating and rewarding book from Martin Eady charts the history of the London Transport system and its...

    Monday 22nd Feb 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Arts