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.
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.
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!
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.
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Workers at the International Currency Exchange in St. Pancras are facing job cuts, with nine members of staff having been given redundancy notices. RMT reps are supporting them, but Off the Rails was a little alarmed to read some of the language in the union circular about the campaign.