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5 February 2020
The performance of West Midlands Trains - the current franchise holder for rail services in the West Midlands - is talked about everywhere; in newspapers, on radio and TV and of course among rail travellers
8 January 2020
RMT transport union members at West Midlands Trains have scored a victory over bosses in a dispute over scrapping guards on trains.
4 December 2019
An historic month-long strike began on 2 December
4 December 2019
There was an upbeat mood on the RMT picket line at Worcester Shrub Hill in the continuing dispute with West Midlands Trains over retaining the safety-critical role of train guards.
20 November 2019
On 16 November, senior conductors at West Midlands Trains took their first day of strike action
13 November 2019
Guards and drivers on South West Railway (SWR) will be taking an unprecedented 27-days of strike action in December in order to retain safety-critical guards on SWR trains
6 November 2019
89% of senior conductors (guards) have voted for strike action over West Midlands Trains plans to downgrade the role and remove key safety responsibilities.
23 October 2019
The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has published its report on the death of Beth Roper, who died in an accident on a train near Bristol last December.
4 September 2019
Guards in the RMT transport union on the picket line at Salisbury on 2 September - the fourth day of their current strike - were angry and defiant.
26 June 2019
RMT transport union guards striking on South Western Rail are determined to carry on the fight to keep the guards
29 May 2019
RMT transport union members in train fleet maintenance in Wales are planning to strike against a threat to their job security, pensions, pay and terms and conditions
22 May 2019
The RMT transport union has scored a fantastic victory in the fight against cuts on London Underground. Members of the Fleet maintenance branch recorded a marvellous ballot result that easily met the new anti-union thresholds and announced strike action over three days from 17-19 May.
13 February 2019
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Democracy and trains.
9 January 2019
The government continues to claim that Britain's economy is doing great and that everyone's wages are sky high.
24 October 2018
Rail companies have undermined the safety of passengers
26 September 2018
Reader's comment: If you take a cursory glance at the news these days, you will see problems on the railways - strikes, delays, timetable meltdown and so on.
26 September 2018
Britain's rail regulator admits it was asleep at the wheel in the run up to the May 2018 timetable change which resulted in chaos on vast swathes of Britain's railways.
19 September 2018
Rail firm Arriva Trains Wales has reversed a policy of charging customers 'commission' for returning lost property
12 September 2018
Attempts to move to driver-only operation have been pushed back
5 September 2018
The struggle goes on to keep the safety-critical role of train guards.
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