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From The Socialist newspaper, 17 November 2021
Fresh strikes on East Midlands Railway
RMT picket at Nottingham station - East Midlands Railway dispute - Sunday 13th June, photo G Freeman (Click to enlarge)
Clare Wilkins, Nottingham Socialist Party
RMT has announced a new 24-hour strike from midnight on 4 December on East Midlands Railway.
At the end of October, agreement seemed to have been reached in the long-running senior conductor's disputes.
East Midlands Railway management had eventually engaged in discussions with RMT reps. Significant progress was made and, out of good faith, RMT agreed to suspend all industrial action.
Since these talks have taken place the company has refused to provide any offers in writing, despite weeks of negotiations, talks and workshops.
The dispute is over reduced pay and revised contracts for new starters and the associated safety concerns that flow from that
Train managers, in an even longer running dispute with East Midlands Railway, are in the process of balloting for action in their third ballot of their dispute. The senior conductors' current ballot mandate lasts till February.
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In The Socialist 17 November 2021:
Cuts drag NHS to brink
NHS workers must take action now to save our NHS
Outsourced Barts health workers in strike ballot for a pay rise
Health and care staff shortages worsened by Tory vaccine sacking threat
Fund the fight for socialism
London MPs' second home swindle while workers and students struggle
Tory sleaze scandal continues, an ex-workers' MP responds
University bosses' pay piles up while workers are forced to strike
Youth fight for well-paid green jobs and socialist change
Sunak's climate finance agenda typifies capitalism's COP26 failure
China: Bureaucracy grapples with new crises
Ten years on - where has Podemos's radicalism gone?
Belarus refugees - caught between a rock and a hard place
S Wales Stagecoach bus drivers win £10.50 an hour
DVLA ballot turnout falls short of threshold
Striking Scunthorpe steel scaffs up the ante
Leeds cab drivers protest against taxi rank move
Fresh strikes on East Midlands Railway
An appeal to trade union members to stand as anti-cuts candidates
Clarks workers fight 'fire-and-rehire' pay cut
London couriers take action
St Mungo's report fails to address bullying and victimisation of workers
Resisting evictions in east London
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