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Loco division stands in solidarity with our colleagues in Norway

Oct 7, 2016News

Our colleagues in the Norwegian National Union of Locomotivemen (NLF) are currently participating in a national legal strike over the refusal to establish a common national standard for locomotive drivers’ training. The NLF says that over the […] Read More »

British rail union celebrates major victory against DOO

Oct 6, 2016News

After a long battle against driver only operation, members of British rail union RMT have voted by a massive ten to one to accept a deal that guarantees the retention of safety-critica‎l guards on all current […] Read More »

British rail union on strike over plans to remove safety-critical guards

Sep 23, 2016News

British rail union RMT has announced further industrial action by Southern rail guards as the company continues to insist on removing critical safety trained guards from trains. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Yet again […] Read More »

Central Sub Division turns out in force

Sep 13, 2016News

The Central Sub-Division has made an impressive statement in solidarity by turning out in large numbers for last week’s Central Member blitz. The driving force behind the intense three days of meetings was Central Membership […] Read More »

UK front-line workers take the hit as directors’ pay soars

Aug 31, 2016News

Front-line workers at UK freight giant Freightliner Heavy Haul will take part in a strike ballot in a dispute over pay this week. RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “It is clear from the company […] Read More »

Let’s have a CUB free Grand Final weekend

Aug 28, 2016News

This Grand Final weekend join with thousands of Australians by holding a BBQ without any drinks made by Carlton & United Breweries (CUB). Over 11 weeks ago the 55 maintenance workers that keep the CUB plant […] Read More »

British rail union receives offer in guards safety dispute

Aug 2, 2016News

As we reported last week, British rail union RMT is engaged in an ongoing dispute over Driver Only Operation and the safety-critical role of the guards. The latest is that RMT has received a new offer from […] Read More »

Rail strikes continue in Scotland against driver only operation

Jul 29, 2016News

British rail union RMT has already coordinated strikes across Scotland over the safety and accessibility risks of moving to a de-staffed, faceless railway with driver-only operation. Now RMT has confirmed further days of industrial action […] Read More »

Biggest strike in 13 years shuts down the London Underground

Jul 10, 2015News

Transport workers in London have engaged in the biggest strike in 13 years and have brought the entire London Underground network to a standstill. Our colleagues in the UK were striking over pay and rosters for the new all-night tube services which will be introduced. Talks broke down between tube managers and the unions resulting in the strike action which has shut down a city. Read More »

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