Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 11/19/2016 - 18:15
3,000 New York public transport workers demonstrated outside the Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA) offices on Tuesday 15 November, ahead of contract negotiations between MTA and their union, TWU Local 100.
We recently reported on a 44% increase in assaults on Tube staff. In January, a CSA at Lancaster Gate was stabbed (see here for more). With this issue at the forefront of our minds, we were pleased to receive this report from comrades working on the railways in Lyon, France.
Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 02/12/2011 - 11:49
The Egyptian people have forced their hated ruler, Hosni Mubarak, out of office. Through mobilising massive numbers of people onto the streets, workers taking action, and refusing to back down in the face of tiny 'concessions', the uprising has won its first main goal. They now face a fight for Egypt's future.
Submitted by Tubeworker on Fri, 10/29/2010 - 17:02
Over the last few weeks, millions of French workers have been on strike over and over again to stop the government’s plans to raise the retirement age. Sarkozy, who describes himself as “the French Thatcher”, has tried to impose a new pensions regime on French workers which would mean that most workers couldn’t draw a full pension until the age of 67.
Submitted by Tubeworker on Sat, 11/07/2009 - 19:24
Tube and other transport workers in Philadelphia, USA, were on strike last Tuesday. Talks have been dragging on since March, and the workers felt that they were well overdue an industrial fight to put pressure on the bosses to deliver.
Submitted by Tubeworker on Wed, 10/18/2006 - 11:50
One person has died and another 60 have been injured - five seriously - in a crash on Rome's underground. A train drove into the back on another which was stationary in the platform.
While officials work out whether the cause was human error or a technical problem with the signalling system, Tubeworker asks why, even if it was human error, the signalling system did not stop the train.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their loved ones.