Pay and conditions

Track workers ballot for strikes

Track workers employed by Swietelsky, a sub-contractor used by Network Rail, are balloting for strikes to win better pay, after their employer offered an increase of just 1%.

Given current increases in the cost of living, a 1% pay "increase" amounts to a pay cut. RMT has rightly called attention...

Sunday Strikes on EMR

Senior Conductors at East Midlands Railway delivered a 74% yes vote in the recent re-ballot for strike action with further Sunday strikes announced up until 10 October. They are happy to be joined today, and for the next 7 weeks, by EMR Train Managers taking strike action in a separate dispute over...

Scotrail Disputes Continue But Falter

Scotrail conductors and ticket examiners continue to strike for pay justice every Sunday, with RMT naming dates until September. They also continue to refuse to work overtime or higher-grade duties.

But with the ballot’s six-month legal mandate expiring then, there is no news of a re-ballot and...

Sleeper strike going strong

Workers on the Caledonian Sleeper, operated by Serco, are continuing an 11-day strike for improved pay and conditions. Nightly pickets are well supported, and link up with each other via Zoom. We spoke to a striker in Glasgow:

Support for the strike in Glasgow and the rest of Scotland is...

Resist rail job cuts and pay freeze!

The commencement of talks under the aegis of the "Rail Industry Recovery Group" (RIRG), a body convened by the Department for Transport including Network Rail and the Train Operating Committees, has prompted a somewhat varying set of reports.

The Guardian would have us believe that the talks are...

EMR guards to strike throughout the summer

Guards on East Midlands Railway will strike every Sunday from 27 June to 15 August.

Guards in RMT are resisting the imposition of worse contracts, and previously struck in May.

Click here for our previous coverage of the dispute.

Strike on Tyne and Wear!

Workers in both RMT and Unite on the Tyne and Wear Metro will strike from 28-30 June and 1-4 July, with an overtime ban commencing from 5 July.

An RMT statement says: "Last year the cash-rich Stadler outfit secured a ÂŁ300 million contract to build 42 new Metro trains, rebuild the Gosforth depot...

Caledonian Sleeper Strikes Again

Workers on the Caledonian Sleeper will stage an eleven-day strike from 15 June against the company's threat to impose a pay freeze. With the employer already showing scant regard for staff welfare, the refusal to increase pay during these difficult times adds insult to injury. It is little wonder...

Scotrail Dispute Rolls On

The Scotrail dispute is still going strong, with guards not working Sundays or overtime. But management have not even offered a meeting, let alone a retreat from their scrapping of overtime rates.

Scotrail’s social media posts telling passengers we demand a 50% rise in overtime payments are...

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