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  • Women ‘feel safer with guards on trains’

    AN OVERWHELMING number of female passengers are concerned for their safety if guards are removed from trains, an independent poll revealed yesterday.

    Over 80 per cent of women would be concerned for their safety travelling on trains that no longer had onboard guards, the Opinium poll...

    Friday 10th Jun 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT slams ‘dirty tricks’ over ballot

    RAIL union RMT has compiled a “dossier of dirty tricks” used by senior ScotRail bosses to undermine industrial action over the extension of dangerous driver-only trains.

    As the strike ballot enters its final week, RMT has accused bosses of deploying strategies to twist...

    Thursday 2nd Jun 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Abellio ‘declares war’ with staff with scab email

    RAIL union RMT accused ScotRail of “declaring all-out war” on its workforce yesterday by preparing a “scab army” before a strike has even been voted for.

    The accusation comes after emails emerged confirming that the Dutch owners Abellio are recruiting “a...

    Saturday 28th May 2016

    posted by Zoe Streatfield in Britain

  • Scotrail ‘dirty tricks’ spark strike ballot

    TRANSPORT union RMT blasted “dirty tricks” from Scotrail bosses yesterday as guards prepared to ballot for action over driver-only trains.

    Dutch-owned Abellio/Scotrail has subjected guards to a “campaign of misinformation and outright lies,” according to the...

    Tuesday 24th May 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Rail guards ballot over driver-only train threat

    SCOTRAIL guards are being balloted for strike action after their employer extended driver-only and driver-controlled operation, rail union RMT confirmed yesterday.

    The two regimes mean respectively the complete abolition of guards and the demotion of guards to ticket-collectors, with...

    Saturday 16th Apr 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT blasts ‘patronising’ driver rejection letters

    RAIL union RMT condemned “patronising” letters sent out to unsuccessful applicants for recent train driver vacancies as “an exercise in treating people like idiots” yesterday.

    The rejection letter informs the reader that they should not “underestimate the...

    Thursday 22nd Oct 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • Scotland flushes dumping under trade union pressure

    by Peter Lazenby and Conrad Landin

    SCOTLAND will flush the loo on the disgusting practice of dumping human waste on railway lines following a long-running trade union campaign.

    Hundreds of British trains built as recently as the 1990s were built without...

    Monday 29th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • RMT calls for probe of Dutch franchisee

    RAIL union leaders called yesterday for an investigation into a profiteer operating Scotland’s rail franchise and its bids for others in East Anglia and northern England.

    Dutch state railway subsidiary Abellio won the ­franchise for Scotrail in a ­controversial decision...

    Wednesday 10th Jun 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Britain

  • What the SNP says v what the SNP does

    The Scottish National Party’s track record on privatisation shows it’s far from being a party of the left, says MANUEL CORTES

    Wednesday 29th Apr 2015

    posted by Morning Star in Features