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    1. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2014

      Farewell to Bob Crow

      Oli Scarff/Getty Images Well-wishers greet the horse-drawn funeral cortege of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow as it arrives...

    2. 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...

    1. Off Message

      March 11, 2014

      Bob Crow versus history

      The RMT union leader died on Tuesday, three decades after the outbreak of the 1984 miners’ strike. Jim Pickard’s 2011...

    2. 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...

    3. February 8, 2014

      Tube talks fail to avert further strike

      Talks aimed at averting a second 48-hour strike by London Underground workers failed on Friday, meaning the planned action...

    4. February 4, 2014

      London Underground workers begin 48-hour strike

      London commuters are to face two days of travel chaos after last-minute efforts to head off a strike by London Underground...

    5. 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...

    6. 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,...

    7. Westminster Blog

      September 10, 2012

      Is a union winter of discontent looming?

      Mood music about a winter of strikes has become as predictable an autumn occurrence as the first fall of leaves: but will it...

    8. July 12, 2012

      TUC’s first woman leader urges growth

      The woman chosen to head the Trades Union Congress at one of the most difficult moments in its recent history is seeking to...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. January 13, 2012

      Network Rail faces prosecution for Grayrigg crash

      Network Rail is facing criminal prosecution for the 2007 Virgin Trains rail crash near the Cumbrian village of Grayrigg...

    15. December 30, 2011

      What they said over Lunch with the FT

       Life “I have a very few possessions a few papers, a couple of books, and a few shirts, jackets, sweaters. It fits in a...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. FT Alphaville

      July 25, 2011

      Weekend catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:*   From The FT, - News Corp sells billboard businesses in Russia and...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. June 29, 2011

      Souter sees way to get rail cost cuts on track

      Sir Brian Souter, the outspoken chief executive of Stagecoach, has warned that government plans to cut the rail industry’s...

    24. June 29, 2011

      Directors’ pay and pensions under scrutiny

      FTSE 100 directors have amassed final salary pension pots averaging £2.8m, according to research, while trade union bosses...

    25. May 13, 2011

      Network Rail fined £3m for Potters Bar crash

      The UK rail industry still has substantial room to improve its safety standards, its regulator has warned, after the...

    26. May 10, 2011

      Discord over Tube talks deepens

      Political tensions over two planned Tube strikes that sparked a clash between the London mayor and ministers have deepened...

    27. May 10, 2011

      Network Rail and unions reach ‘groundbreaking’ deal

      The owner of Britain’s mainline rail network says it has won a guarantee that none of its staff will strike during next...

    28. May 10, 2011

      Lib Dems attack Johnson over Tube strikes

      Senior Liberal Democrats attacked Boris Johnson on Monday over what they said was his failure to engage with union bosses as...

    29. March 29, 2011

      Suggestions for a cash-hungry Chancellor

      So, what’s your deficit-reducing tip? One suggestion from Bob Crow, he of the RMT transport union and tube strike infame, is...

    30. March 25, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Bob Crow

      They say that people look like their dogs so I am not surprised when Bob Crow tells me he owns a Staffordshire bull terrier,...

    31. March 24, 2011

      Miliband to give speech at anti-cuts protest

      Labour MPs will come out in force for Saturday’s anti-cuts rally with most of the shadow cabinet, including leader Ed...

    32. March 23, 2011

      Unions see shift in favour of ‘wealthy elite’

      Union leaders savaged the Budget – and the coalition’s wider economic strategy – as they encouraged members to turn up in...

    33. March 15, 2011

      Cameron rules out Tory retreat on health reform

      There will be “no retreat” on the government’s plans for the National Health Service, the prime minister has told...

    34. Westminster Blog

      February 25, 2011

      Mandelson questions Ed Miliband's vision

      Nothing sensational so far in the revised Mandelson diaries, but this passage is thought-provoking: When Ed pronounced New...

    35. Westminster Blog

      February 25, 2011

      Introducing the FT's austerity calendar

      Sorry for the blogging silence on Thursday, I was enjoying a three-hour lunch with Bob Crow and also putting the final...

    36. February 24, 2011

      Cameron apologises to stranded Britons

      A multi-pronged rescue effort by the British authorities was underway on Thursday to retrieve citizens stuck in Libya as...

    37. Westminster Blog

      January 13, 2011

      Bob Crow questions £2m bonus for Lloyds chief

      Bob Crow, the head of the RMT union, makes an interesting parallel between the banks and the unions today – describing the...

    38. November 26, 2010

      London suffers fourth Tube strike

      London Underground managers have accused two of the system’s main unions of wrecking negotiations that could have averted...

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