by John Millington in Swindon
Saturday 17th Dec 2016
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TALKS between disgraced Southern Rail and drivers’ union Aslef collapsed yesterday, meaning workers will go ahead with a planned 24-hour strike today.
The two parties met for a second day at conciliation service Acas to try to break a deadlock over driver-only trains.
Friday 16th Dec 2016
A RAIL guard who protected a woman who was being sexually assaulted on a train would not have been there if transport bosses had their way and removed guards from trains, the RMT warned yesterday.
The rail workers’ union said that the Merseyside guard’s “calm...
Thursday 15th Dec 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
Union furious over snub at Acas strike sitdown
Most commuters want Transport Secretary out
Wednesday 14th Dec 2016
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
GOVIA THAMESLINK RAILWAY, the owner of “failed franchise” Southern Rail, lost its appeal yesterday against a judge’s refusal to grant a strike-blocking injunction.
The decision by three Court of Appeal judges cleared the way for train drivers’ union Aslef to go...
Tuesday 13th Dec 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
UCATT union members demonstrated yesterday outside Crossrail’s Holborn depot against the ATC (Alston, Tso, Costain) consortium.
There have been a raft of ongoing serious issues with ATC on the London project: intimidation and harrassment of workers, exhaustion of workers, workers...
BRITAIN’S worst-performing railway is being reported to the official regulator today for “deliberate sabotage.”
Transport union RMT accused Govia Thameslink Railway’s Southern division of cancelling a number of services from Eastbourne in Sussex on Saturday...
Monday 12th Dec 2016
STATION staff escalated their industrial action on the London Underground yesterday after a teenage girl crossed electrified tracks at a busy station.
A stunned passenger at Latimer Road station called for help using a mobile phone after spotting the uniformed schoolchild wandering...
Saturday 10th Dec 2016
MINISTERS have “abandoned” passengers on Southern, Britain’s worst performing railway, London Mayor Sadiq Khan blasted yesterday.
Mr Khan said the Tory government was guilty of “washing their hands” of the ongoing chaos on south-east commuter service.