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10 March 2010

London Underground signals victory

On 5 February London Underground (LU) signal maintainers took 24 hour industrial action over management's attempts to impose rosters, breaches of framework agreements and outsourcing of work, writes London Underground Signal Maintainer.

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28 May 2008

Johnson's Prince of Darkness

LONDON'S NEW Tory mayor Boris Johnson has appointed a ruthless private equity businessman as his "first deputy mayor" in charge of transport, writes Roger Shrives.

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14 May 2008

What will Boris Johnson mean for London?

After the 1 May elections: BORIS JOHNSON'S election as Mayor of London capped a string of successes for the Conservatives in the 1 May local elections, indicating that a Tory victory in the next general election is a serious possibility, writes Neil Cafferky.

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13 February 2008

Tangled web at Metronet

OUTRAGEOUS, SCANDALOUS, disgraceful... are a few of the printable words to describe the government's 2 billion bail-out of Metronet - the failed London... By Simon Carter

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13 September 2007

Needed: a combative trade union movement

Editorial: THE SUCCESSFUL strike actions of the Prison Officers Association (POA) and the RMT maintenance workers on London Underground have potentially changed the industrial situation in Britain to the benefit of trade unions and work...

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6 September 2007

Strikers solid in London tubes stoppage

RMT strike: London tube workers strike in September 2007 after Metronet bankruptcy, photo Paul Mattsson

RMT strike: London tube workers strike in September 2007 after Metronet bankruptcy, photo Paul Mattsson

THE STRIKE on most of London's tube system, the parts previously maintained by the bankrupt Metronet company, had a huge effect...

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26 July 2007

Metronet walks away from trouble...

LAST WEEK Metronet, the private company that maintained and upgraded two-thirds of London's underground (LUL) network under the notorious public-private partnership (PPP), called in the administrators....

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19 July 2007

Metronet - bankrupt firm, bankrupt PPP

METRONET, THE private company responsible for maintaining and upgrading two-thirds of London's underground network under the notorious public-private partnership PPP scheme (part-privatisation), is heading for administration...

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12 July 2007

London Underground derailment: Kick out dangerous profiteers!

JUST AFTER 9am on 5 July a London Underground Central Line train was derailed, trapping 800 passengers underground for about two hours...

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21 June 2007

Deskilling and destaffing - Tube bosses' dream

LONDON UNDERGROUND management have mounted an attack on the jobs and conditions of tube workers in London...

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19 April 2007

RMT victory: Union militancy pays

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Editorial: THE LONDON underground system almost closed down for three days last week as Metronet tube maintenance workers, members of the RMT union, prepared to strike, determined their jobs would not be outsourced ...

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19 April 2007

Tube workers win big victory over Metronet

London Underground: RAIL UNION RMT members working for Metronet tube maintenance company have won a magnificent victory, after the company withdrew plans to transfer RMT members and their posts to Bombardier, part of the Metronet consortium....

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21 April 2005

Renationalise London's tube

METRONET IS a consortium of big private companies that controls two-thirds of London Underground's (LU's) infrastructure...

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