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8 July 2015

Tube union: why we're striking

Transport workers on London Underground were preparing to shut down the capital on 8 and 9 July. Members of all tube unions - RMT, Aslef, TSSA and Unite - will strike together for the first time in years.

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18 June 2015

Overwhelming Aslef vote for strike on London Tube

Aslef members on London Underground have voted overwhelmingly for strike action in a dispute over the company's decision to try to force through, without negotiation, new rosters which would mean Tube drivers will have to work an unlimited number of weekend and night shifts for no extra pay

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10 December 2014

Rail franchise jobs: TUPE or not TUPE?

The "Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)" or TUPE regulations are European Union regulations which offer limited protections to workers when they are transferred from one employer to another, writes An Aslef member.

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24 September 2014

Workplace news in brief

10 an hour now!: Fast Food Rights campaign supporters, spearheaded by the BFAWU bakers' union, demonstrated outside Labour's national conference in Manchester demanding the banning of zero-hour contracts and the introduction of a universal 10 an hour minimum wage

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3 September 2014

Workplace news in brief

London bus pay demo: On 11 September, London bus drivers are demonstrating for unified pay rates across the several bus firms

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22 August 2014

Aslef Central Line tube drivers strike

Aslef union members, drivers on London Underground's Central and Waterloo & City lines, took strike action on Friday 22 August in protest at what the union's Finn Brennan called management's "bullying culture"

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12 February 2014

Effective action builds

Kings Cross underground normally opens its gates at 4.50am. But the strike was 100% solid - not one worker was in and the doors were staying shut

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29 January 2014

Determined strikes can stop London Underground in its tracks

With the Olympics a fading memory, London Underground (LU) intends to implement the years of austerity that it had to forgo in order to keep tube workers onside for the games

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Protesting against the proposed London Underground ticket office closures and job cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

Protesting against the proposed London Underground ticket office closures and job cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

15 January 2014

RMT v Johnson: Union prepares to defend London Underground

The RMT London tube workers have voted by 77% in favour of action against the brutal attack on jobs and terms and conditions by London Underground, TfL management and Tory Mayor Boris Johnson hoping to have his 'miners moment'

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Tyne & Wear Metro strike, 7.6.12

7 June 2012

Tyne & Wear Metro strike for improved pay

"Today there's not a single train running on the Metro", one of the striking workers commented as they staged a 24-hour strike

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2 May 2012

Workplace news in brief

Pension privatisation: Hundreds of pension staff were forced out of the public sector on 1 May. The government agency that administers pensions of 1.5 million working and retired civil servants became the first 'mutual' ...

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Tube strike: RMT strikers picket the London Underground, photo Paul Mattsson

Tube strike: RMT strikers picket the London Underground, photo Paul Mattsson

15 June 2011

Tube drivers prepare to strike

RMT tube drivers on London Underground (LU) will be striking on 19-20, 27-28 June and 30 June - 1 July. This is in defence of victimised tube driver Arwyn Thomas...

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2 February 2011

Arriva Trains Wales - strike called off

RMT train drivers working for Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) were planning a second day of strike action on 4 February as part of their campaign for fair pay, writes Ross Saunders.

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26 December 2010

Boxing Day tube strike successful

Interview with a London Underground driver about the 26 December strike

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3 November 2009

Reports from the postal workers' picket lines

Postal workers reported solid support for the strike across Southampton. At Bitterne the mood was particularly determined in the face of an ongoing dispute over drivers' hours that management want to reduce:...

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12 August 2009

Rail strikes

Aslef members at East Midlands Trains are balloting on the latest company pay offer after ten hours of negotiations led to an offer which the union thinks is an improvement, writes An Aslef member.

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London Underground strike by RMT tube workers, photo by Paul Mattsson

London Underground strike by RMT tube workers, photo by Paul Mattsson

17 June 2009

Tube workers on strike

RMT members on London Underground were on 48-hour strike from 9-11 June. This reduced the tube to a skeleton service, staffed by untrained office staff and Aslef and TSSA members who had been told by their...

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1 April 2009

Socialist stands in Aslef leadership elections

Train driver Pete McNally is standing for election to the rail union Aslef executive committee, in district number six...

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8 October 2008

"Telling the boss: You can't do that"

When I became a union rep a few years ago at my current train depot, it was basically because no-one else would do it, an Aslef member writes.

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