Roy McNulty published his report, ‘Realising the Potential of GB Rail’, on 19 May. The report will inform the Government’s transport policy, with a White Paper expect this Autumn.
According to an article in the Times (12 May), ‘David Cameron is facing growing pressure to take on rail unions amid anger over workshy practices that are said to be putting the future of the networ
Heathrow Express workers have won a much-improved pay deal - with the company’s attempted productivity strings dropped.
In March, London Midland announced plans to cut 122 full-time and eight part-time jobs; the number could rise to 300+.
Network Rail has announced plans to cut signallers from 6,000 to 2,000 over the next 30 years.
Marching for Jobs
Workers rallied in Derby on 23 July to protest the loss of 1,400 jobs at the Bombardier train manufacturing plant.
Some recent disputes have, to great effect, employed the sorts of tactics and strategies that can turn an industrial dispute into a real weapon, used to force concessions from bosses rather than just
Since we last reported, East Midlands Trains has sacked another guard’s rep, this time under the Managing for Attendance procedure.
In May, Israel Railways workers held wildcat strikes following the arrest of union leader Gila Ederi and nine others.
A chance is presenting itself for a stronger trade union movement in the transport industry, with a possible RMT/TSSA merger.