30 April 2020
The future for rail is looking brighter in the West of England with the acknowledgement that it can contribute to rebuilding the economy after the Covid-19-induced setbacks.
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.
5 April 2020
Transport union RMT has called on the government to ensure that its support for the regional bus industry during the coronavirus epidemic will be used to protect workers and maintain services.
12 March 2020
Airline pilots trade union BALPA reacted with dismay to the budget announcement of increases in airline passenger duty. It had been calling for a six-month suspension.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 January 2019
Long the “Cinderella” of transport services, local bus services, especially in rural areas, are seeing deep and damaging cuts.
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.
22 November 2018
Why has the contract to build new rolling stock for London Underground’s Piccadilly Line gone to a German conglomerate?
26 April 2018
A new campaign aims to tackle the engineering skills gap and widen the pool of young people who join the profession.
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.
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.
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.
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.
9 April 2017
RMT members chose to strike on Grand National day to get maximum publicity for their campaign of opposition to plans to introduce driver-only-operated trains
7 February 2017
Almost 3,000 British Airways cabin crew are stepping up strike action with a six-day walkout in an escalating dispute about poverty pay.
3 February 2017
Transport union RMT has called off the strike on the London Underground planned to start on Sunday after management agreed to reinstate 60 per cent of its planned job cuts.
19 October 2016
After decades of decline in the number of British-registered vessels, Britain’s merchant navy is becoming so depleted that our economy could be held to ransom by other nations with stronger shipping industries, according to Nautilus, the maritime union.
23 June 2016
With protests continuing, CPBML News has been speaking to a black cab driver about the controversial app-based transportation network.