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Rail campaign marks 25 years of success

30 September 2020

Local railway campaigners in Bristol have been celebrating a quarter-century of struggle with an innovative socially distanced event culminating at Severn Beach.

Glasgow marks Workers Memorial Day

30 April 2020

Glasgow Trades Union Council marked Workers Memorial Day on 28 April by taking part in the Britain-wide “one-minute silence” tribute to those who have died in the health and caring professions during the current crisis.

Poll finds support for public services

11 March 2020

A new poll conducted by Survation has found that voters believe that the privatisation of public services as increased regional inequality and harmed “left behind” parts of the country.

RMT ballot brings tube strike closer

2 March 2020

Widespread industrial action on the tube has moved a step closer as transport union RMT prepares to ballot its members on strikes over pay and hours.

Tube union wins maintenance victory

16 May 2019

Tube union RMT has suspended strike action by maintenance and engineering workers after London Underground said it would withdraw planned cuts to train inspection and preparation.

Infrastructure delays pile up

28 January 2019

An independent report from KPMG published last week found that the delayed Crossrail project is eating up cash at the rate of £30 million a week.

Bus journeys fall

6 January 2019

Long the “Cinderella” of transport services, local bus services, especially in rural areas, are seeing deep and damaging cuts.

Bristolians call for end to bus de-regulation

27 November 2018

Despite the pouring rain, around 150 people last weekend heard speaker after speaker call for an end to the deregulated and de-facto monopoly of Bristol’s buses under private company First Bus.

A year for engineering

26 April 2018

A new campaign aims to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.

US private equity muscles in on rail

16 April 2018

American private equity firm Apollo Management has made a bid for one of Britain’s largest bus and rail companies, First Group, which has rebuffed the initial bid.

Capitalist rail carousel continues

10 August 2017

The capitalist carousel that now typifies Britain’s railways continues as London Midland loses the franchise to operate routes across the region’s network.

The land of 100,000 potholes

4 August 2017

Britain’s infrastructure is crumbling – literally. As council budgets get ever tighter, more than 100,000 potholes have been found on the country’s roads.

Honour and dishonour at Woolwich ferry

10 July 2017

It is honourable that a new Woolwich ferries will be named after Ben Woollacott, the 19-year-old deckhand killed in a mooring accident in 2011 – but other factors associated with the new ferry are less so.

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