South West franchise handed to Hong Kong-run MTR
Tuesday 28th Mar 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
TUBE STAFF could escalate industrial action after bosses upheld the dismissal of a worker allegedly assaulted by a fare dodger, rail union RMT said yesterday.
The worker intervened to stop a “violent” passenger from assaulting colleagues, the union said. Two other workers...
Thursday 23rd Mar 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
‘Intelligent’ trains scheme ‘hammers safety’
Wednesday 22nd Mar 2017
FREE movement across the European single market has allowed lorry firms to exploit workers, transport union RMT said yesterday.
The union’s comments came after a BBC investigation found that drivers for Ikea and other firms in western Europe were living out of their cabs for...
Thursday 16th Mar 2017
MINISTERS put the German and Italian states on the shortlist to take over yet another chunk of Britain’s railways yesterday.
Deutsche Bahn subsidiary Arriva and a joint venture between Trenitalia and bus giant FirstGroup will vye with current operator Stagecoach for the new East...
Thursday 2nd Mar 2017
BRITAIN’S biggest post-privatisation rail dispute went national yesterday with a strike hitting three rail networks on the same day.
Workers on Merseyrail and Northern voted to strike over driver-only operation and fears for the future of train guards.
The same issue has...
Wednesday 1st Mar 2017
RMT to ballot members after ‘appalling miscarriage of justice’
Monday 27th Feb 2017
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
‘Disgraceful’ franchise threatens to punish strikers
Monday 20th Feb 2017
THE newest foreign owner of Britain’s privatised railway said yesterday that it plans to “leverage” its relationship with the Department for Transport (DfT) in order to expand further.
Italian state railway Trenitalia announced yesterday that it had completed its...
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
RAIL union RMT demanded guarantees from Southern Rail yesterday that guards will be kept on trains ahead of talks next week.
The union, which represents guards on Southern, issued a demand for bosses to commit to having a second safety-critical staff member on every train.
Thursday 9th Feb 2017