The Guardian view on cheap train travel: a lesson from Germany

While the British rail industry is subjected to managed decline post-Covid, other countries are taking a more imaginative approachThe decision by one of the country’s main train operators to...

Mick Lynch on strikes and Britain’s crisis

The Bank of England has predicted the country will hit a recession by the end of the year. To make matters worse, energy bills are soaring and parts of the country could be brought to a standstill...

Pilots’ leader Martin Chalk: ‘Balpa isn’t like the RMT’

The union’s secretary general, who used to fly superjumbos for British Airways, admires rail counterpart Mick Lynch but is steering his own course in negotiationsThe general secretary of the...

Two more UK unions to join Network Rail strikes in August

Thousands of TSSA and Unite members to join RMT strikes on 18 and 20 AugustTwo more unions with members employed by Network Rail have announced they will join the RMT’s rail workers in calling...

Tube and London Overground staff announce fresh strikes on same day

More misery for passengers as industrial action on 19 August comes amid two 24-hour walkouts by rail operatorsLondon Underground and Overground staff will go on strike on 19 August, unions have...

Union Boss Threatens UK General Strike In Response To Crackdown On Industrial Action

Union Boss Threatens UK General Strike In Response To Crackdown On Industrial Action Authored by Alexander Zhang via The Epoch Times, A union boss has called for a general strike if...

Network Rail starts consultation over job reforms

The move comes as the company and the RMT union can't agree a way forward on pay and jobs.

Train drivers vote for fresh strikes as disruptions hit Britain’s rail network

Aslef members voted for action in August, while the RMT chief, Mick Lynch, called for a general strikeUnions warned the UK could face a general strike this year as rail workers voted for fresh...

Rail strikes: industrial action means a ‘very limited timetable’ on Wednesday

Explainer: which lines will be affected, what can travellers do, and what is the rail dispute about? Britain’s railways will grind to a halt on Wednesday in the latest round of strikes.More than...

Rail workers to strike for another two days in August

Workers at Network Rail and 14 train operators are to strike for another two days in August in a row over jobs, pay and conditions. The RMT union has said the strike will last for two days on...

Rail strike: Second day of action under way after talks collapse

Second day of rail strikes after talks between RMT and railway employers break down. RMT accuses Transport Secretary Grant Shapps of "wrecking" negotiations. Mr Shapps calls the claim "a total...

Massive rail walkout kicks off in the UK with fears of a summer of strikes over pay

40,000 Network Rail staff and workers at 13 train operators will strike Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday after a dispute over pay failed to reach an agreement. Labor unions say the strikes have been...

Rail strikes: Biggest strike in 30 years to go ahead as talks fail

Passengers in England, Scotland and Wales face severe disruption. Last-ditch talks failed to stop the biggest rail strikes in 30 years. Passengers face disruption after rail strikes fail to stop...

Biggest rail strikes for a generation in UK will go ahead this week after pay talks fail

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Sacked P&O Hull ferry crew leave ship after protest

The captain raised the gangway of The Pride of Hull after staff were fired, the RMT union says.

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