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27 August 2015

RMT responds to night tube suspension

A RMT press release on Transport for London's (TFL) announcement that it is suspending introduction of a night-time tube service

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5 August 2015

Them & Us

Brief dispatches on the utter hypocrisy of bosses and their politicians.

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8 July 2015

Cuts for us, handouts for rich

Wednesday 8 July will be remembered as a day of horror for millions of households across Britain. 12 billion welfare cuts will mean many families having thousands of pounds cut from their income every year.

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1 July 2015

Pride: we need politics, not just a parade

Today's Pride, sponsored by Barclays, Boris Johnson, Asda etc, focuses on the commercial and personal, not the political

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11 March 2015

Them & Us

Misery heaped on misery: The Tory/Lib Dem coalition has imposed massive council spending cuts with Labour-run authorities in the poorest boroughs dutifully wielding the axe

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The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition stands for rent control and building council housing, photo Waltham Forest TUSC

26 November 2014

Housing crisis! What do socialists say?

The housing crisis is hitting everyone in the face. The mainstream press, politicians and economists all feign concern. Not to mention the real concern of those of us actually affected by it!

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15 October 2014

Johnson's housing crime scene

If you believed a word from London's Tory mayor Boris Johnson, you might think he was committed to building affordable housing

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20 August 2014

Support London Taxi drivers' fight against deregulation

Dave Wallis, a London taxi driver, RMT member and Bob Crow's cousin, says why drivers are campaigning against the Uber app

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Super-rich flash cash at Tory bash

9 July 2014

Super-rich flash cash at Tory bash

Cameron and his Tory chums can shout that "we're all in this together" until they're even bluer in the face - but nobody believes them

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9 July 2014

New Tory attacks on trade union strikes

Education minister Michael Gove has followed London Mayor Boris Johnson and other right-wing Tories to demand tighter new rules for strike ballots, which they believe would put an end to virtually all public sector strikes

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19 February 2014

Cycling deaths must be stopped

Britain's cyclists have seen another bad week for safety. The police responded to the last surge in fatalities in London cycling by ordering a clampdown on cyclists. Nick Auvache investigates

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Kings Cross, 5.2.13, photo Helen Pattison

12 February 2014

Tube strike first round: Trade Unions 1 - Johnson 0

As we go to press a second planned 48-hour London tube strike has been called off. The RMT and TSSA rail unions suspended their industrial action after London Underground (LU) bosses have been forced to

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RMT Pickets , photo Paul Mattsson

12 February 2014

London tube stoppages show workers can win

The London Underground dispute is already having the effect of lifting up the sights of trade unionists. Following the successful first strike management has suspended implementation of all elements of their cuts plan until 8 April.

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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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RMT and TSSA memebers protesting against the threatened London Underground cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

RMT and TSSA memebers protesting against the threatened London Underground cuts, photo Paul Mattsson

5 February 2014

Stop the tube cuts: Support the strikes!

As we go to press the RMT and TSSA unions on the London Underground (LU) are preparing for two rounds of 48-hour strike action on 4 and 11 February

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London Underground workers are defending jobs and a public service, photo Paul Mattsson

29 January 2014

Support the tube workers' strikes

No closure of ticket offices - stop job cuts - no compromise on passenger safety: The battle lines are being drawn ahead of the tube strikes which start on 4 February

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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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29 May 2013

This is what's 'not to like' about Free Schools, Boris

Tory London mayor Boris Johnson, writing in the London Evening Standard, attempted to portray opposition to 'Free Schools' as some kind of 'left-wing conspiracy', writes Martin Powell-Davies, National Union of Teachers executive (personal capacity).

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28 March 2013


62. We dealt with the question of migration in more depth in last year's perspectives document. The census results give a picture of the changed makeup of Britain's population...

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5 March 2013

London fire service cuts 'consultation'

The public consultation exercise has begun on proposals by the commissioner of the London Fire Brigade, Ron Dobson, supported by the mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to close 12 fire stations, remove 18 engines and slash 520 frontline firefighter posts...

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