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9 August 2017

RMT condemns Welsh government rail privatisation

Rail union RMT has condemned plans by the Welsh Labour government to further privatise the Welsh rail network

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3 May 2017

Mersey metro-mayor TV debate

TUSC Mersey metro mayoral candidate Roger Bannister debated in the studio with other candidates on the BBC's Sunday Politics North West programme

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26 April 2017

The Socialist inbox

Letters to the Socialist's editors including the general election, Militant in Liverpool, the Holocaust and football.

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5 April 2017

TUSC to challenge for the Merseyside 'metro-mayor'

The Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) is on the ballot paper for the inaugural election of the Liverpool City Region directly-elected mayor (the 'metro-mayor').

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2 February 2017

Manchester metro mayor: How will you fight cuts?

Andy Burnham, Blairite MP for Leigh, has been selected as the Labour Party candidate for Greater Manchester metropolitan mayor. The new position is part of an undemocratic devolution of powers - and austerity.

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2 December 2015

Belgium: ruling class can't be trusted with 'security'

If we consider how Belgium's government deals with our wages, our benefits and our jobs, we should have no confidence to entrust them with our security.

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28 July 2015

Mirror and Metro report view of "exhausted nurse"

Jacqui Berry, a TUSC candidate in Kent in the May 2015 elections and a member of the Socialist Party, expressed her view on YouTube of the government's attacks on the NHS

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LSR (CWI in Brazil) members march in solidarity with striking Metro transport workers

18 June 2014

Brazil: Upsurge in struggles of workers and homeless as the World Cup begins

In the context of a wave of struggle and protests in the run-up to the World Cup, the São Paulo Metro workers began a powerful strike on 5 June (temporarily suspended at the time of writing)

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10 June 2014

Brazil: Solidarity with sacked Metro workers

A Metro strike in Sao Paolo state in Brazil is underway; 60 striking workers have been sacked and are appealing for international solidarity

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RMT lobby against privatisation on the railways , photo Paul Mattsson

30 October 2013

20 years of privatised train robbery

November marks 20 years since John Major's Tory government gave the go-ahead to splitting up and selling off British Rail

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9 August 2013

Churchill Cleaners' landmark victory

Churchill Cleaners working on the Tyne and Wear Metro system have secured a major victory at an Employment Tribunal after the RMT union took up their case

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Churchill cleaners' strike, July 2013

17 July 2013

Two weeks of strike action by Churchill cleaners

Churchill cleaners for the Tyne and Wear Metro have mounted a serious escalation in their industrial action

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19 February 2013

Tyne & Wear metro cleaners up the ante

Churchill cleaners have stepped up their battle for a living wage, by now striking for seven days

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25 January 2013

Twelfth day of strike action by Tyne and Wear metro cleaners

Churchill cleaners are still battling against poverty pay

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23 January 2013

Workplace In Brief

Metro strike: Transport union RMT has announced that cleaners working for Churchill on the Tyne and Wear Metro will strike again for 24 hours, starting on 23 January...

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30 December 2012

Tyne and Wear Metro strikers tell bosses to end poverty pay

Churchill cleaners working on Tyne and Wear Metro have taken a further 72 hours of strike action over the Christmas holiday

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Jobcentre call centre workers picketing in Lincoln, 13.8.12, photo by Nick Parker

8 August 2012

Newcastle's loudest protest! - Supporting Churchill cleaners

"Who are we - RMT" and "Low Pay - No Way", were amongst the deafening chants at a protest outside the front door of Nexus, the regional transport authority

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Tyne & Wear Metro cleaners, employed by Churchill, taking 48 hours of strike action, photo Elaine Brunskill

Tyne & Wear Metro cleaners, employed by Churchill, taking 48 hours of strike action, photo Elaine Brunskill

6 August 2012

Support Churchill cleaners, Tyne & Wear Metro

Churchill cleaners working on Tyne & Wear Metro have taken a further 48 hours of strike action against stingy bosses in a highly profitable company who had the audacity to describe a zero increase pay offer as generous...

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20 June 2012

Improved offer in Metro workers' pay fight

Following a successful 24-hour strike on 7 June, drivers, ticket inspectors and engineering workers covered by the Red Book Agreement were offered an improved pay award along with travel concessions on other train operating companies

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13 June 2012

Workplace news in brief

PCS political ballot: Members of the Public and Commercial Services union have started voting in a ballot on the union's political campaigning strategy, writes Rachel Potter Merseyside Socialist Party.

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