2 November 2023
The government has scrapped plans to close rail ticket offices in the face of overwhelming opposition from rail workers and passengers – a victory for people power.
8 September 2023
We received this letter from a Workers reader in east London about a recent shopping trip. Although it was a novel experience, this may be happening around Britain more often than we realise. The challenge is how not let this go to waste – to act and not just grumble.
8 June 2023
Manchester tram drivers are balloting on an improved pay offer. Their threatened strike action is on hold.
30 March 2023
Workers on the Woolwich ferry services across the River Thames have won a hard-fought victory in a struggle which started with the now discredited Briggs Marine, and continued with Transport for London when it took over in January 2021.
14 March 2023
Transport secretary Mark Harper has announced delays to much needed transport projects. His plans have attracted criticism from industry and unions.
Monday 27 March, 7.30pm
Britons Protection, 50 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester M1 5LE
Promises of improvement to rail, bus and other transport in northern England have been legion. The reality is decline. Only workers can change that. Come and share your thoughts.
All welcome. Free entry.
15 August 2022
Ferry Workers on Red Funnel Isle of Wight routes are fighting for better pay with a series strikes throughout August.
23 May 2022
The opening of the Elizabeth Line this week is a great achievement, to be celebrated despite delays.
5 March 2022
With staff facing the prospect of job cuts along with a degraded pension provision as part of a wider attack on working conditions, over 10,000 RMT London Underground members in all grades took strike action on 1 and 3 March.
15 January 2022
More than 560 Stagecoach bus workers in South Yorkshire have won a 10.7 per cent pay increase from May after walking out on indefinite strike following the company’s refusal to improve its pay offer.
15 December 2021
London Transport union RMT has begun balloting over 10,000 members after Transport for London refused to give assurances on jobs, pensions and conditions in the midst of an ongoing financial crisis driven by central government.
15 December 2021
The planned government assault on the London’s transport system demands above all a collective response, and not just from transport unions.
1 November 2021
Extra funds to improve public transport are welcome, but government spending may not reach the right places .
17 October 2021
The government is to allow foreign HGV drivers entering the country with a load from abroad unlimited licence to spend two weeks collecting and delivering goods before they return.
17 October 2021
The RMT has announced that action on Stagecoach buses in the South West has been suspended while members consider a revised offer made in last-ditch talks.
11 June 2021
Charges of £8 a day for drivers of highly polluting vehicles in Birmingham's Ultra Low Emission Zone are to be enforced from Monday 14 June. The zone includes some of Birmingham’s most deprived neighbourhoods.
18 May 2021
Manchester bus drivers, members of the union Unite, working for Go North West have defeated a plan by the company to fire and rehire them on worse pay and conditions, ending a strike that began at the end of February.