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1 July 2015
Last week transport secretary Patrick Mcloughlin announced that Network Rail's £38.5 billion modernisation plan for Britain's railways has been postponed. This underscores the government's intentions of yet more savage cuts in public spending.
20 February 2013
This month US company Liberty Global took over Virgin Media. Having taken over 'losses' racked up by Virgin while constructing their cable network, Liberty will pay no corporation tax for the foreseeable future
14 November 2012
Virgin Media announced during a conference call with CWU national officials on 2 November that they are running a referendum among staff asking whether they want the union recognition agreement to remain in force...
10 October 2012
Renationalise the railways: Take the whole rail system back into public ownership! That is the only logical conclusion from the fiasco over the franchise for the West Coast Main Line railway from London to Glasgow...
3 October 2012
Minimum wage: Breathe a sigh of relief everybody, the hard times are over - the minimum wage has been increased... by 11p an hour... for over 21s...
25 July 2012
Richard Branson's Virgin multinational won the bid to deliver NHS and social care services to young people in Devon
24 April 2012
The private health industry has given the Tories £8.3 million since 2001 - and what do the Tories want to give them in return? Billions of pounds of profits from the destruction of our NHS, writes Paul Couchman, Surrey Unison branch secretary (personal capacity).
23 November 2011
Rock bottom: Northern Rock, the failed bank rescued by the previous Labour government, has been sold off on the cheap to Virgin Money by the Con-Dems...
8 November 2011
Hundreds of cleaners working on Virgin west coast trains will strike for 48 hours on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 November, against insultingly low pay 'rises'
28 October 2011
Train cleaners on the Virgin West Coast Mainline struck for 24 hours this morning in a row over poverty pay and union rights between the 'Carlisle Cleaning and Support Services' contractor and the RMT union
28 February 2003
WHILE MILLIONS marched in the historic worldwide 15 February demos, I was being ankle-cuffed for nearly 18 hours at New York's JFK airport.
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