The recession is seeing railway employers wage full-scale attacks on workers, and a patchy resistance to these attacks.
Our first report shows London Overground workers fighting and winning. There are other examples too, though none on quite such an impressive scale!
But elsewhere, cuts have gone through, with the unions able only to minimise the pain rather than defeat the attack. Sometimes, workers have even declined the union’s invitation to strike in defence of their jobs.
Why? There are several factors. Those balloted may be working for small employers or in small units, with a high