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29 August 2018
Train guards in Newcastle, members of the RMT union, are participating in the ongoing battle against driver-only operation.
22 August 2018
Staff and passengers are on same side: Beleaguered commuters learnt on 15 August that they will face yet another increase in rail fares from January.
8 August 2018
RMT guards on strike on 31 July in Bournemouth were united in their continuing action against driver-only operated trains
27 July 2018
RMT union members on South Western Railway struck on 26 July against 'driver-only operation'
26 July 2018
On 14 July, a number of RMT union members were subjected to a violent attack. Update 1.8.18: Tommy Robinson released
16 July 2018
A demo called by the 'Democratic' FLA in London on 14 July was much smaller than the 15,000 they gathered on 9 June.
11 July 2018
"I'm sick and tired of hearing that the trade union movement is on its way out," declared Linda Taaffe in opening the conference
20 June 2018
Northern Rail workers in transport union RMT took their 21st day of strike action on 19 June. Train bosses want to implement 'driver-only operation' (DOO) - removing the safety-critical role of guards.
6 June 2018
The special conference of the RMT transport union on 30 May was an important milestone in the battle to re-establish a political voice for workers after the bleak years of Blair's New Labour
6 June 2018
Nationalise rail - don't delay!: Northern rail cancelled more than 250 trains entirely on 29 May. Where trains run at all they have been up to two hours late.
6 June 2018
Delegates to the RMT transport union's special general meeting (SGM) have voted to maintain the union's current political strategy and not to affiliate to the Labour Party.
30 May 2018
The Welsh government has announced, with great fanfare, handing the new £5 billion Wales and Borders rail franchise to multinational corporation KeolisAmey.
23 May 2018
The companies running the East Coast Main Line (ECML) rail franchise from London to Scotland - Virgin and Stagecoach - are to lose it because they "got their sums wrong" according to Chris Grayling, the transport secretary
23 May 2018
Jeremy Corbyn needs to do the same by standing up to Blairite saboteurs.
As the deadlock at the top of the Tory Party continues, Tory MPs are reported to be telling their constituency parties to prepare for another snap general election
16 May 2018
A huge Socialist Party "Tories Out!" banner greeted 20,000 marchers
2 May 2018
The RMT transport union will hold a special general meeting on 30 May to discuss the issue of affiliation to the Labour Party. RMT was expelled from Labour in 2004 after supporting Scottish Socialist Party candidates.
25 April 2018
Dialogue with the Labour Party is welcome, but it must be honest. Unfortunately, many of the replies to the RMT's questions dress up the reality of the position, and are sometimes completely misleading
18 April 2018
Safety-critical staff are to be replaced with a bank of tiny TV screens in the driver's cab.
4 April 2018
Northern Rail workers strike to save the guard; DLR workers strike to defend conditions
8 March 2018
3 March was our sixteenth strike day in a year-long dispute over the introduction of driver-only operated trains on the Merseyrail network
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