Off The Rails

Off The Rails November 21 - After Scotrail win, step up strikes!

In this month's Off The Rails, Scotrail reps respond to RMT's pay win and warn of fights to come. With Caledonian Sleeper staff still striking, and attacks coming our way all over the UK, OTR urges rail workers to seize the momentum and step up strikes.

OTR, September 2021: Vote Pottage / Hoyle

The new issue of Off The Rails urges RMT members for vote for candidates committed to rak-and-file empowerment, and covers in depth Network Rail's attacks on jobs. Download and circulate!

Off The Rails, August 2021: Time for action!

The new issue of Off The Rails urges support for the wave of strikes that is building across the rail industry, including coverage of disputes on Scotrail. East Midlands Rail, Transport for Wales, Rail Gourmet and Hull Trains.

Off the Rails, July 2021

The latest edition of the printed version of Off the Rails calls for action against cuts, and criticises the class-collaborationist approach of the Rail Industry Recovery Group. Plus reports and stories from workplaces across the country, including on the 11-day strike on the Caledonian Sleeper. Click here to download the PDF.

New Off The Rails print issue - out now! (June 2021)

The new print issue of Off The Rails leads on the government's Williams rail review, explaining how 'Great British Railways' will not be great for workers, and calling for the fightback to start now. There are also articles about track worker safety, and disputes on East Midlands Railway, Scotrail and the Caledonian Sleeper, plus a listing of other items on the OTR blog. Click on the attachment to download it!

Off The Rails, May 2021

The new issue of Off The Rails asks, 'Wot No Pay Rise?' and challenges rail workers and our unions not to accept imposed pay freezes but to fight for better wages and conditions. It also includes reports on the end of the South West Railway dispute in defence of guards, the threat to Netowrk Rail jobs, and recent ScotRail strikes. Download it here.

Off The Rails February 2021

The latest edition of Off the Rails, a zine for mainline railway workers, featuring material collated from the Off the Rails blog. Click here to download the PDF.

Notts Off The Rails

Introducing Notts Off The Rails - a rank-and-file bulletin for rail workers in Nottingham - online here.

Making equality more than a buzzword

This article, by rail worker Becky Crocker, was first published in the Solidarity newspaper, here.

In recent months I have become increasingly aware of the lack of diversity in my workplace, a Network Rail office in London.

My suspicions about Network Rail were confirmed when I read in its...

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