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Solid action takes grade consolidation fight forward

The strike action on 26 and 27 November caused widespread disruption across the network. Solid pickets across the affected lines meant bosses were often unable to run even token services. Attempts to run a shuttle service between Cockfosters and Arnos Grove on the Picc soon came to nothing....

Abolish GCSEs, turn the tide on toxic testing

Over the last ten years Workers’ Liberty school workers have been at the forefront of pushing the debate about testing in schools in the National Union of Teachers (NUT) and in its successor the National Education Union (NEU).

In 2019 we wrote a motion passed at the NEU’s national conference...

Model Motions for NEU Conference 2022

Whether fighting for better representation for support staff, demanding collective action over testing or calling for greater accountability and democracy in our union Workers'Liberty education workers are taking arguments to NEU conference 2022. Help to pass motions you agree with in your union...

Farringdon station staff vote for strikes

Station staff at Farringdon have voted for industrial action over the imposition of a new CSA roster that will increase extreme shifts and weekend working.

The ballot returned a 95% majority for action on a 62% turnout, a clear indication that workers won’t accept their conditions being driven...

Revenue in the firing line

Along with attacks on the SRT, LU has also announced a series of proposed changes to the revenue department.

They want to align Revenue Control Inspector (RCI) rosters with general station staff rosters, meaning they would work extreme shifts and potentially cover duties on stations. LU also...

Resist attacks on the SRT

LU has announced its plans for reforming the Special Requirements Team (SRT), which currently covers projects and events. They want to turn the SRT into an "anytime, anywhere" workforce, providing permanent mobile cover to plug staffing gaps on stations. The SRT framework will be "aligned" with the...

Reviewing the ScotRail dispute

In this contribution, an RMT rep looks back on the recent ScotRail dispute. We welcome additional contributions to the discussion.




When its AGM unanimously accepted a drastically improved pay offer from ScotRail on the eve of COP26, it came as the first major victory RMT's efforts to bust the...

RMT calls strikes of drivers on Night Tube lines

RMT has called strikes in its dispute to stop the consolidation of train operator grades. LU wants to merge the Night Tube duties, currently worked by a dedicated grade of driver, into the full-time rosters, offering full-time drivers a shift supplement to work them.

Although part-time drivers...

Build on Scotrail Win: Step Up Strikes!

ScotRail workers have seen off an attempt by their employer to attack working conditions, and have broken the pay freeze that the government and employers were determined to impose on us. But Scotrail workers will face new battles in the new year. It is essential that we build on the momentum of...

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