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  1. July 18, 2014

    Conservatives to toughen rules for strike ballots

    The Conservatives are to go ahead with a manifesto proposal to impose a 50 per cent turnout threshold for any strike ballot...

  2. July 1, 2014

    Tube power strike to go ahead

    Power control staff at London Underground are due to begin an eight-day strike on Tuesday evening after talks failed to...

  1. May 19, 2014

    Acas hosts talks to prevent bank holiday Tube strike

    Transport for London said it planned to run a normal service on the London Underground over the bank holiday weekend even if...

  2. May 15, 2014

    UK transport unions to fight East Coast rail line ruling

    Transport unions say they will continue their fight to stop the East Coast rail line being handed back to the private sector...

  3. May 5, 2014

    Battle looms over driverless Tube trains

    The RMT union called off a three-day Tube strike over cuts to ticket office staff that was due to start on Monday but a much...

  4. May 5, 2014

    RMT union cancels three-day Tube strike

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport union has called off its three-day Tube strike over modernisation plans that was due to...

  5. May 4, 2014

    Last-ditch talks over Tube strike

    Fresh hopes for a break to the deadlock between the Rail, Maritime and Transport union and London Underground were raised on...

  6. April 30, 2014

    RMT union vows to go ahead with second Tube strike

    The RMT transport union said it had no plans to call off next week’s three-day Tube strike despite agreeing to join London...

  7. April 29, 2014

    RMT Tube strike disrupts Londoners’ commute

    Transport for London said half of Tube services were running and two-thirds of stations were open on Tuesday, the first full...

  8. April 28, 2014

    London Tube strike talks collapse

    Londoners are set to face significant disruption from 9.30pm on Monday after the collapse of last-ditch talks to avert a...

  9. April 17, 2014

    Tube strike threat to London commuters

    London commuters face severe travel disruption in the coming weeks after the RMT union announced five days of strikes on the...

  10. March 11, 2014

    Charismatic union leader with a quick wit

    Bob Crow, the RMT transport union leader who has died aged 52, was the stand out figure of the UK’s trade union movement; a...

  11. March 11, 2014

    Bob Crow, transport union general secretary, dies

    Bob Crow, leftwing leader of the RMT transport union, has died aged 52, his union announced on Tuesday. He is believed to...

  12. February 11, 2014

    Unions suspend London Underground strike action

    A second 48-hour strike on London Underground in as many weeks was called off on Tuesday after two unions agreed to hold...

  13. February 6, 2014

    London hit by second day of Tube strike

    Transport for London was running more Underground services on Thursday as Londoners faced a second disrupted commute to work...

  14. February 5, 2014

    Londoners struggle to work through Tube strike

    Most Londoners appear to have made it to work on the first day of a 48-hour Tube strike, according to Transport for London...

  15. January 27, 2014

    London commuters face co-ordinated Tube strike

    London’s Underground system is facing severe disruption next week after two transport unions said they would co-ordinate...

  16. January 10, 2014

    London Underground faces strike action

    London Underground was bracing itself for a strike by one of its unions after members voted for industrial action over plans...

  17. November 21, 2013

    Amazon eyes gap as Tube’s 24-hour move signals end for ticket offices

    The mad dash for the Tube is to be a thing of the past. As of 2015 London will keep the Underground service running...

  18. September 18, 2013

    City Link fights threat of strike action

    Staff at parcel carrier City Link are set to strike for seven days next week in the latest sign of growing dissatisfaction...

  19. December 16, 2012

    Unions in ‘time of opportunity’ despite cuts

    Austerity may be hitting members hard but this is nonetheless a “time of opportunity” for trade unions, says Brendan Barber,...

  20. June 22, 2012

    Olympic transport bonanza at stake

    Transport workers in London could reap an Olympic bonanza of more than £35m in bonuses if bus drivers succeed in securing...

  21. June 21, 2012

    London bus strike to go ahead

    The biggest bus strike in London for 30 years, set to start on Friday morning, looks like the first taste of a summer of...

  22. June 13, 2012

    Rail union to vote on action in Olympic row

    London’s biggest commuter rail network faces the threat of industrial action in the run-up to the Olympics, after its main...

  23. May 29, 2012

    Tube strike threat ends

    The threat of strike action on London’s underground network during the Olympic Games looks to have ended after the last...

  24. May 19, 2012

    Earnings cap planned for council tenants

    Families who earn more than £60,000 and live in government-owned housing could face a steep rise in rent under plans to end...

  25. April 17, 2012

    Civil servants and health workers to strike

    Two of the largest unions representing civil servants and health workers are to strike on May 10, the day after the Queen’s...

  26. April 17, 2012

    Tube maintenance workers back strike

    Workers at Tube Lines, the company which maintains part of London’s underground network, will stage a 72-hour strike next...

  27. March 28, 2012

    Oil industry struggles to contain risks

    One of the main conclusions of the US government report into BP’s devastating spill in the Gulf of Mexico was that other...

  28. March 8, 2012

    Integrated train and track services mooted

    Fully integrated track and train services could return to parts of England under government plans to cut the £11bn costs of...

  29. February 28, 2012

    RMT rejects Olympic pay offer

    The Rail, Maritime and Transport union formally declared a dispute at London Underground on Tuesday after failing to make...

  30. January 30, 2012

    Fears of Olympics Tube strike dismissed

    London’s transport chief has brushed off fears of a strike by tube workers during the Olympics, despite the RMT union...

  31. December 29, 2011

    Strike threat remains, say unions

    The threat of strikes in 2012 has not entirely receded despite a tentative deal struck over public sector pensions before...

  32. December 22, 2011

    Strike boosts ‘driverless trains’, says mayor

    A strike to disrupt London Underground on Boxing day strengthens the case for driverless trains, Boris Johnson, the mayor of...

  33. November 30, 2011

    Bob Crow calls for Labour strike support

    Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT transport union, addressed a rally in Tyneside on Wednesday, drawing applause when he...

  34. November 14, 2011

    Tube chief outlines driverless trains plan

    Mike Brown, managing director of London Underground, has a clear vision in which fully automatic, driverless trains will...

  35. October 24, 2011

    TfL eyes staff cuts through technology

    Transport for London is considering technologies that could lead to significant changes in its staffing needs and sharp...

  36. September 12, 2011

    TUC leader warns of battle to win minds

    Britain’s most senior union official will tell members on Monday that they must win the intellectual battle as well as...

  37. July 23, 2011

    RMT’s Crow may bolster hand with merger

    Bob Crow could strengthen his power in the rail industry after his Rail, Maritime and Transport Union announced merger talks...

  38. July 20, 2011

    Radical rail signal plan faces union battle

    The owner of Britain’s mainline rail network faces a battle with its staff over proposals to close nearly all Britain’s 800...

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